"EK SADHE SAB HOYE, SAB SADHE SAB JAYE ",
" YAAD KARO AUR BHOOL JAO ",
"AADAT, JIGAR AUR HISAAB".
All these are principles taught and followed by Hindustani Classical Musicians in their "RIYAAZ ".
What exactly is this RIYAAZ ?
Is it merely an exercise? Is it only voice training for a vocalist /technique training for an instrumentalist ? Is it just to learn by heart the musical grammar? Does it mean to sing a song 25 times or 100 times?
Actually these are some of the facets of the activity known as "RIYAAZ ".
RIYAAZ is an inseparable element in an artist's life.
The synonyms of this word are Practice or Hard work or Penance.
I would rather say it is an ever-enriching experience.
It helps an artist achieve mastery in the art.
RIYAAZ is the base of the artist's imagination.
RIYAAZ is the foundation of the artist's happiness.
The artist can shed inhibitions, conquer fears
only due to a consistent habit of rigorous RIYAAZ.
In a way the artist polishes the soul to express ideas with fluency.
Pursuing any art is a soulful activity.