laGGI

A short, attractive theme played in drut laya in taals such as dadra or keherwa. It is one of the smallest expandable compositions, of which the variations or referred to as "laut-palat," meaning "back and forth," referring to the combinations made in the variations of the laggi. A laggi is a useful composition for accompaniment.

Various types of bols can be found in laggi as it is freeform in structure. It my be quite aggressive and energetic, yet is usually used for light accompaniment and semi-classical music. They may be utilized in bhajans (bhajani theka followed by dha dhin na da laggi), qawaali, ghazal, thumri, etc. Apart from singing and instrumental accompaniment, laggis have become popular in the Bollywood musical industry as well.

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