HELP

Reading help for the mantra pages

text
Several ways of spelling and pronunciation are possible, but the most important is to always work with the mantra from the heart.
Pink words link to a separate page with a translation of that word.
Translation
On separate pages a translation is given for each word. See Citation policy.
This page will also have a link going back to all mantras on the site which include given word.
More about significance.
Interpretation
Here an impression is being given of the meaning of the mantra. See Citation policy.
More about significance.
composer
Person or group who has made up this particular melody to a most often already existing, traditional text. Sometimes I cannot retrace the original composer. If you know better I'd like to hear.
chordnotation for key-instruments
the chords written out as key-combinations the way I prefer to play them on the harmonium, in a key which plays and sings easiest for us and our public. That is not necessarily the way it is played on the sound fragment. See Chordsbooklet.
chordnotation guitar
The chords by name. I am not a guitar-player so I do not know about capo's. When I get feedback I will write capo's. See more under "chordnotation for key-instruments".
notation melody-line
The melody-line written out, for those who can read staffs. I did not do many, it is quite a work. Written in Finale Notepad, and given as an xps-document or as .pdf. Sometimes the melody-line is written out like "d g g f e" orso..
listen
Reference is made to a video, most often on Youtube. The quality of this videos is not always very good, I find it more important to include as many versions as possible.
listen
Here a short .mp3 soundfragment. When a CD is mentioned, the fragment is from that CD. Otherwise it may be from a recording of a concert.
on CD
Name of a CD with the particular version of the mantra. When pink you may click to a site where the CD is being sold. If not, the CD is not being sold, or I don't know where.
Interesting sites
A small selection of sites with information about the mantra, purely selected on what caught my eye.