There is no doubt that we need good exemplars and role models to help us develop into better people and better artists.
In case of music, one of the best exemplars when it comes to learning would be classical music. Therefore, if one has to learn and understand Indian music, learning Carnatic or Hindustani music can be immensely helpful and here's why.
Studies suggest that "the richer the store of exemplars we acquire (through exposure to a broad range of case studies) we may be cognitively better equipped to recognize patterns suggestive of new opportunities." What this means is the more we expose ourselves to the right exemplars of a particular discipline, the more well-developed prototypes we may have relevant to that particular discipline (Baron 2006). This brings back to the blog post I mentioned earlier as to why pursuing classical music would probably result in a secured musical career for a long time.
To find good exemplars, we need to look for them in the right places.
Sou's Voice attempts to bring good models of Indian music both in terms of audio-visual-textual content and also, in terms of singing better.
Do follow Sou's Voice on SoundCloud, where you can listen to and learn about singing some great compositions in Indian music.
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