Saturday, September 11, 2004

Indian Traditions

I think that it is fascinating that Indian musicians have so much stamina. They will sing for hours without even complaining. It makes me wonder how much of the "tension" and "technical problems" we experience with our training are natural or if they are actually a result of environment. Perhaps the total freedom and confidence with which Indian musicians perform is the catalyst that takes them to this musical level. I think that the most important aspect of this class is the new thought patterns it can teach us. Some of our bumps might be smoothed over if we simply tried approaching things a different way. Also incredible is the incredible diversity of the pitch organization in Indian music. This course has been absolutely fascinating!