What are Geethams in Carnatic music?
A Geetam is a simple melody/song dedicated to devotion and is usually in praise of God. These simple songs are composed of simple Swaras without Sangati or ‘Anga’ changes, and are taught immediately after Carnatic Vocal beginner lessons.
What are the two types of Geethams?
Some geethams have two sections (khandikas) and some have three. Some geethams are concluded by repeating a portion of the opening part. Sanchari Geethams (also known as Sāmānya or Sadharana Geethams) are usually in praise of God, musical luminaries and āhāryas.
What are lakshana Geethams?
Lakshana Geetham are basic exercises with lyrics highlighting the basic structure and characteristics of the rāga in which it is composed.
How many types of Geethams are there?
Geethas are of 2 kinds.
What is lakshana Gita?
Lakshana gita, a musical composition of the gita type, wherein the sahitya instead of being in praise of God, enumerates the lakshana of its raga. There are lakshana gitas for most of the current ragas.
What is Dhatu and Matu in Carnatic music?
Geetam means song . The simplest union of Dhatu (music or swara) and Matu (words or sahitya) is known as Geeta. Geetas are the simplest of Carnatic [[w:Melodies|melodies.
What is Swaram and Ragam?
A Swara is a selected set of pitches from which a musician constructs scales, melodies and ragas. In other words, Swaras when combined in a specific sequence forms Raga. Each Raga features Swaras Ascending & Descending Sequence namely: Arohana. Avarohana.
What is a Pada varnam?
a varnam that has rhythmic elements like a padam, meant for classical dance. It has cowka kaala (some madhyama kaala) swaras suitable for footwork, and saahitya for abhinayam at the muktaayi swaras as well as all the caraNas. Performed in aadi taaLa, roopakam and others.
What is sanchari geetham?
Generally these are in praise of Gods or Goddesses. And those Gitam, which are in praise of Lord Ganesha is popularly known as Pillari Gitas and the rest are known as Sanchari Gitas. Gitas are usually practiced in three degrees of speed; without much Gamakas and Sangatis.