Category Archives: Music Glossary

Laya and Layakari.

“Laya” means Rythm and “Kari ” means doing .It is basically everthing realted to rythm of music ie singing ,dance and intrumental.Though Laya and Layakari are different from each other being Laya has three forms : 1.Vilambit-Slow Tempo for eg … Continue reading

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Nibadh and Anibadh Gayan.

Anibadh singing is free from Sur and Taal.Nibadh singing is one with Sur ,Taal and Padh.Nibadh singing is of three types Prabandh,Rupak and Vastu.In these three Prabandh is most famous.Any composition having Taal,Sur and Shabdh(words) is known as Prabandh.Nowdays,what we … Continue reading

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Samprakritik Raag.

Raagas are born ¬†from Thaat.That is the reason Thaat is known as Janak(one who gives birth)and raagas born from it are known as Janya raag.Samprakritik Raag is a form of Janya Raag.Raagas born from a Thaat,having similar swar but still … Continue reading

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Adharvdarshak Swar.

In Classical music,Madhyam swar plays an important role in deciding the time of singing raagas.it is known as Adharvdarshak swar.Morning raags have influence of Shudh Madhyam.Sandhi Prakash raagas having Komal “Re””Dh”and shudh Madhyam is known as Morning Sandhi Prakash raag.If … Continue reading

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Swar Samvad.

The combination of two Swars produce a sound which is known as Dhwani.This Dhwani is sometimes soothing to ears and sometimes bad.If the Dhwani produced is Tuneless and feels bad to ears is known as Vivad.While the one in Sur … Continue reading

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Komal and Teevra Sur.

Out of these seven surs ,Re Ga Dh and Ni become “Komal”when their frequency is lower than their shudhha form.There place on the harmonium or keyboard is one note previous to their shudhha swar. Among the seven basic swars,only one,that … Continue reading

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Sur

Musical Naad used for singing is known as Sur.To Learn music it is necessary to have knowledge of sur.Sur is nothing but a musical note.There are seven standard notes in Indian classical music.They are Sa,Re,Ga,Ma,Pa,Dh,Ni.They are also called Shadja,Rishabh,Gandhar,Madhyam,Pancham,Dhaivat and … Continue reading

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