Get lyrics on your iphone or Android phone with the karnatik app!
Carnatic Glossary E - listed here are terms beginning with E. If you find a Carnatic term that isn't listed, just send a note.
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
Questions? Comments? Contact us
This page provided by Geocities