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Carnatic Glossary U - listed here are terms beginning with U. 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

upaanga - a raaga which does not use any swaras other than those from its parent mElakarta (no anya swaras)

upaanga kanDam - the 2nd section of a raagaanga raaga lakshaNa geetam, in which the names of the upaanga raagas of the melakarta in which the geetam is sung are given in the saahitya

upapallavi - another name for the caraNam in a varnam

uttaraangam (1) - the last four swaras of the ascending scale, P D N S as a group (as opposed to poorvaangam)

uttaraangam (2) - the combined set of caraNam and caraNa swaras in a varnam

uttara melakartas - the 36 melakartas (36-72) that use the higher prati madhyamam (M2), also known as prati madhyamam melakartas

uttara pratiuttara Daru - a Daruvu that is a song containing a conversation between two people

uyar kural - an ancient Tamil term for the taara sa

uzhai - ancient Tamil term from Silappadigaaram for madhyamam

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updated on 12/27/2008