I realised that I have not been able to post much because I always wait till I have the time to gather my thoughts and write something.
So now I have decided to just post about my journey like a diary entry. So that nothing is lost.
I was actually not able to practice much today. But I think once in a while it’s ok to have a day when you give your voice some rest. Instead I went to see two concerts. It’s a well known fact that listening to good music is equally important. There is a lot of subconscious learning that is more effective than actively pursuing something every day. Theory is nice, it’s good. But to support it you must have some exposure to good music.
I have taken an interest for Hindustani classical music lately. Mainly the part where the performer improvises over a raag. I think it’s beautiful, how weeks and months of deliberate practice slowly turns into a state of flow where you just put yourself in the mood of the raag and melodies just flow out of your mind. I think this learning will go a long way in helping me compose music and sing my own versions of existing songs.
I plan to end my day today with some Hindustani classical improvisation practice and meditation, not necessarily in the same order.
Meditation has helped. Meditation has helped me a lot on my journey. It’s not easy, taking music so seriously that everything else takes a back seat. Sometimes I get really anxious about how I’ll end up. But then one tends to forget that every day is a gift. We really don’t know when we are going to die. So better live each day pursuing our dreams and enjoying. I do believe that if we are in a state of flow because we are doing something we love, then things somehow work out.
That’s it for today.