Ustad Amjad Ali Khan shares his insights:
Classical music – it survived in every era.
We don’t read music, we don’t write music; We create music on the spot.
The way we do our “namashkar”, we are still giving respect to our guru, our parents by touching feet.
So this submission, this kind of surrenderness, you can see through our music also.
It kind of slides and glides, our music.
*demonstrates by singing*
So this slides and glides.
They’re the precious gift of God. It does not exist in any system of music.