Geetams are the simplest of Carnatic music forms, combining melody, taaLa, and lyrics. They were created by Purandara Daasa. Composed in the first or second speed and usually with common taaLams, there are two main types of geetam: samanya and lakshana. Start by singing the swaras, then add the lyrics. When you are comfortable with these, you can add taaLam.