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The smallest unit for measuring an Octave. Also used to denote the interval between any two swaras.
   
Same as ‘Note’ in Western Music. It also denotes the interval between the Note and the Tonic (i.e. Adhara Sadja)      
   
Division of the octave into equal intervals, using advanced mathematical (i.e. 'logarithmic') techniques.
   
Division of the octave into unequal intervals, using arithmetical techniques.
   
A group of swaras in Indian Music; these are the earliest inheritance. From the Carnatic Music perspective, these may be termed as ‘minor’ swaras. From the Shastriya Sangeet perspective, these may be termed as 'komal' swaras.
   
A group of swaras derived from  Sadja-grama. From the Carnatic music perspective, these may be termed as ‘major’ swaras. From Shastriya Sangeet perspective, these may be termed as 'Shudh' swaras.
   
A medieval technique of creating limited ‘inflexion’ on swara-positions in order to generate more swara-variants.
   
Arrangement of the swaras of a  grama in a cyclic order, with varying intervals between swaras. These are similar to the modal music of Ancient Greece.
   

     

 
 
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