The term indicates a note which is central to a particular raga. The majority of the elaborated patterns in that raga are woven around it. Also see anuvadi, samvadi, and vivadi
Musical instrument. Literal meaning, 'that which is played upon'.
The four basic ways of organizing musical tones, viz. sthayi (repeated), arohi (ascending), avarohi (descending), and sanchari (a mix of all the three).
An early term referring to a sub-type of the main raga. Vilambit Slow in tempo. Also see madhya and drut. Vilambit-Alap Musical elaboration, that is, alap in slow tempo
Elaboration. Chiefly refers to melodic as distinguished from rhythmic ideas.
Notes not included or used very rarely in a raga.