There is a school of musicians that would say kampit is a defect in the voice. A long note rendered in vibrato because uniform sur and intensity cannot be sustained indicates a defect in the voice and should not be treated as an alankar. A kampit has also been defined as two or more short gamaks on one swar. It is like hammering a note from an adjacent note in quick succession that gives it a vibrato effect. As examples we have the following:
- Shruti Sadolikar sings two gamaks per swar and also mixes three or four gamaks.
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- On the sarode, a note is first repeated very fast and straight without gamak and immediately followed by a series of gamaks on the same note.
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