Friday, 7 October 2016

Music and Water

As the clouds faded and the sun emerged, the teacher stopped his lesson. Looking at the student he said, "be like water and the seven notes". The student continued to listen, she wanted him to explain. 

"In the Ganges water becomes holy. With single malt it's intoxicating. Mixed in the sewer it's filth. And just like that the seven notes are the seven notes. You can take them and mould them into classical, jazz, pop or rock. The form changes but the essence does not. The proposition changes the value does not. The perception changes but the identity does not."

The student smiled. It was so simple and yet so profound. No wonder the guru shishya parampara has been hailed as the best form of learning.


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