alapana

Encyclopedia

alapana

in the art musics of South Asia, improvised melody structures that reveal the musical characteristics of a raga. Variant forms of the word-alap in northern Indian music and alapana in Carnatic music (where the term ragam improvisation is also used)-are often found

Learn more about alapana with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: alapa
Next Definition: alappuzha
Words Near: alapana
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for alapana
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing alapana
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;