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Carnatic Glossary E - listed here are terms beginning with E. If you find a Carnatic term that isn't listed, just send a note.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

early morning - ghanakaala raagas meant to be sung in the early morning before sunrise (4-6 am), such as bhoopaaLam and bowLi

eDuppu - the place in a taaLa from which a song or a line or phrase from a song is begun. Songs may take sama eDuppu, starting at the beginning of the cycle, or (vishama graham) start a few swara counts (usually 2, 4, or 6) before (atita) or after (anaagata) the start of the taaLa cycle. A comma , represents 1/4 eDuppu. A semicolon ; represents 1/2 eDuppu. The combination of these ;, represents 3/4 eDuppu in notation

Eka - one of the sapta taaLas with the form of a single laghu (symbol |) so that there will be seven forms by varying the laghu. For example, catusra Eka taaLa will have four beats, a single beat with the palm and then movement of the outer three fingers in one cycle. When the laghu is not specified, Eka taaLa is tishra Eka

Eka kalai - the 1st kalai where there is 1 swara for each kriyaa or movement

equal temperament - see scale of equal temperament

ettukaaDi pallavi - another name for the caraNam of a varnam

ettukaaDi swaras - another name for the cittai swaras of a varnam

evening raaga - a ghanakaala raaga suitable for singing at the end of the day in the evening (4-7 pm), such as shhanmugapriyaa, kalyaaNi, aananda bhairavi, vasantaa, naaTTai kurinji, and poorvi kalyaaNi

Ezhisai - a term for god as the incarnation of sounds, as is often considered

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updated on 03/20/2009