• The importance of non-equal temperament (Just Intonation)
  • The importance of microtonality
  • The value of modal playing to experience the ethos (Tarab, Bhava & Rasa)
  • The usefulness of drone
  • The importance of ornamentation
  • The value of simple harmony
  • The power of intervals
  • The importance of melodic and rhythmic modes
  • How to use repetition to induce a state of trance
  • The high reliance on overtones
  • The usefulness of dynamics to heighten the mood and to induce catharsis
  • The importance of using instruments with different tone color or timbre and layering them
  • The profound effects of simple playing
  • How to achieve the maximum effect in the most minimum effort
  • The use of silence and how to set it up properly
  • The importance of tonality
  • The relevance of transparent textures
  • The usefulness of pulseless playing
  • Putting technique and virtuosity at the service of emotionality and profound expression
  • To lose the self (as a performer), to become a conduit or a channel
  • How to access and manifest creativity in a wide variety of different ways
  • The importance of establishing a meditative state during playing or listening

photos by Joel Barhamand