- Chota khayal
A genre of semi-classical vocal music based on folk-songs sung to welcome the spring season in Uttar Pradesh and adjoining areas.
A genre in Hindustani art music in which the sthayi, antara, sargam and sound-syllables used in tabla or pakhawaj compositions are used in four successive sections of a four-part composition set in raga and tala.
High-pitched strings in instruments such as the sitar, used for creating tonal-cum-rhythmic patterns in melodic elaborations.
A composition in the khayal-geme usually set in fast tempo and rendered after the bada khayal.