Wednesday, March 05, 2008

My Indian Idol

I had a hard time explaining some old tenets of Indian music today as I was trying to explain that instruments are secondary in nature to classical music and vocals are the most important asset in any classical musicians' repertoire. Here was a video that was the best way to explain many things that classical music enjoyable back in the day:

(a) Excellent & Melodious Vocals
(b) Accessible lyrics for a layman
(c) Lyrics pointing to some shared culture
(d) Scope for improvisation where the artiste himself can take liberties on certain aspects

This video was just one facet of classical called Tathva (Core Concept) and there are many more to pluck from this garden..

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