Becoming a Musician
As with the practice of any musical tradition, the concept of discipline
within one's practice is crucial for the development of the musician, not only
on their instrument, but within the music with which to be performed.
Indian classical music
has long maintained the structure of the
guru-shishya (guru - disciple) relationship
for the passing on of the musical genius from master to disciple.
This is not to be taken lightly and in today's modern era, this practice is
still not only vital to development of the musician, but builds a solid
foundation for the disciple to adhere to this same practice when teaching their
skills and theories to the next generation of musicians. It is within this format
that the ancient tradition survives even within contemporary applications of
today's more modern artists.