The Matralaksanam (Description of Matra) is one of the most important technical treatise belonging to the Kauthuma-Ranayaniya branch of the Samaveda. Because it deals not merely with textual and notational formations but with the chants as they are actually sung, the tract stands apart from such works as the Puspasutra and the Pancavidhasutra.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
1-notated abhigita abhigitakrsta accent Amahiyavam UG 1.1.1 Aranyakagana arohan atikrama augmented syllables beginning Brahman chantbooks Commentary consonant diphthongs divorced from accentuation dlrghakarsana duration eighth note example of pratyutkrama excerpt extract five mdtrds four mdtrds fourth mudra gandharvas gati Gautamasya Parkah GG Gayatram gdnas Gramageyagana Indian Jaiminlya Kapila Vatsyayan Karnataka karsana Kauthuma long vowels low mudra lr syllables manuscript matra Matralaksana matrd mdtra mudrd NK chanters NK singers notated syllables numbers occurs one-half mdtrd Parkah GG 1.1 Parpola parvan Prakrtigana pranata prolated prolated/augmented prolated/augmented syllables Purvarcika Rathantaram UhyG 1.1.1 Samavedic Samavedic chants sdman second mudra sections segments semivowel sequence seven mdtrds Sharma short syllable short vowels Simon six mdtrds sixteenth note sound source verses svara Svarabhakti svarita svdra syllable divorced tempo third mudra three mdtrds thumb tnatras tndtrds tradition Uhyagana utsvarita Vamadevyam UG 1.1.5 Varanasi Vedic vinata Vratam Wayne Howard worth one-half