For the seven natural notes, use lower case keys corresponding to the note, as shown below.
In Indian music, Ma is the only note which has a sharp variant. Re, Ga, Dha and Ni have flat variants. These variants are typed using a capital letter of the note.
|कोमल रे||Flat Re||R||R|
|कोमल ग||Flat Ga||G||G|
|तीव्र म||Sharp Ma||M||M|
|कोमल ध||Flat Dha||D||D|
|कोमल नी||Flat Ni||N||N|
A dot symbol · above or below a note signifies upper or lower octave respectively. The absence of the dot signifies middle octave.
You can signify any note as in upper octave by typing lower case u immediately after the note. Lower octave can similarly be signified by a lower case l.
|मंद्र तीव्र म||Lower Sharp Ma||Ml||Ml|
|मध्य प||Middle Pa||p||p|
|तार कोमल ध||Upper Flat Dha||Du||Du|
Also known as Mizrab-Ke-Bol, or Syllables of Sound, these are the movements of the right hand when playing Sitar.
All Strokes take the same space as Notes, except for Dir which takes the space for two Notes.
Each divider takes the space equivalent to one note. Smaller dividers typed by a divide beats, whereas larger dividers typed by A divide phases. The larger dividers when written exactly under each other in consecutive lines join together, providing a simple mechanism for making columns.
The usage of small dividers allows an arbitrary number of notes to be written in one beat. This is much harder to do in other lipi-s such as Bhātkhanḍē
|Type of Divider||Key||Swarlipi|
Meend is the horizontal movement of a string on a fret without lifting the finger, which produces continuous sound.
The Meend characters take zero space, and must be typed immediately before a note from any octave. The Meend characters, are to be used as a set.
A valid Meend sequence is that which begins with the Meend Start character q, is followed by one note from any octave, followed by zero or more pairs of a Meend Continue character w and one note from any octave, and finished with a Meend End character e followed by one note from any octave.
The following examples illustrate how a valid Meend sequence is visually cohesive in its representation of a continuous pull:
Please note that while the third example above is syntactically correct, such a Meend is impossible in Sitars, on which pulling even a five-note Meend is extremely difficult.