A genre in semi-art vocal music. It describes the rainy season and the associated themes of separation, reunion with the beloved, and so on. The genre, as practiced in the concert-music, is a processed form of folk songs of similar import.
A genre in Muslim devotional music paired with another genre known as kaul.
A musical embellishment consisting of three or more notes employed quickly, forcefully, and successively. It is used in many forms of semi-art music.
A dominant genre in Hindustani vocal art music distinguished by expanded and often improvised statements of musical ideas made concrete mainly through the interpretation of raga, use and exploration of tala, and creation and exploration of bandish-s. The genre, which is a late sixteenth century phenomenon, has fruitfully accommodated features of earlier forms and epitomized noteworthy potentialities of Hindustani music as a whole. This is why it has also encouraged emergence of numerous gharana-s, styles, and efforts of individual musicians to remain in the great traditions and, yet, carve out a niche for themselves.
A genre of Hindustani vocal art music combining features of khayal as well as tarana.
Bharata in Natyashastra refers to different arrangements of in strumental groups (employed in theatric presentations) as kutapa.