Melody meaning solo or lead.
As opposed to chords which involves more than two notes being played a the same time or in combination like in an arpeggio.

When a singer sings a song, it is the melody we are talking about. The chords behind is the harmony, the arranging.

So, I don’t refer to the listeners’ meaning of melody – where someone usually means that something is more melodious or musical.

solo/lead/melody, for which we find chords/harmony/arrangement.

The raga song played here is played as a lead or solo, the melody sung by the singer. (includes full tutorial and 7 pages tab sheet)

While the unusual unplugged series is my re-interpretation of chords and arrangement of popular Rahman songs… Chiku buku was well liked, to my initial surprise 🙂