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What is Tanam in Indian music ? Is tanam used in Cinema music ?

i.e After Pallavi of a song a piece of music playing it might be 8 bar or 16 bar etc. Is it Tannam ?

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Tanam is one of the methods of improvising a raga(which is called manodharma) in carnatic music. There are various tanams like vadhya tanam, aja tanam, gaja tanam etc. Tanam comes after the raga but before the pallavi of a song. To sing a tanam one should have good hold on singing and experience. It is rarely being sung by any musician.

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Thanam is a specific kind of improvisation in Carnatic music. It is rhythmic, but not bound by meter (Thalam). Tempo varies within the performance. Unmeasured pauses are allowed between phrases/sections.

After Pallavi of a song a piece of music playing it might be 8 bar or 16 bar etc. Is it Tannam ?

No, that would be an interlude.

Here's an example of Thanam:

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