For questions on Indian classical music, of both traditions, the north Indian (or Hindustani) as well as south Indian (or Carnatic).

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There are primarily two traditions, the north Indian (or *Hindustani) and the south Indian (or Carnatic) forms. The foundations of both traditions are based on the concepts of raga, tala and laya, which roughly mean melody, metre, and rhythm.