A part of the process of achieving mastery in music somewhat matches sports and athletics. As in athletics, you must go for certain practices to retain or achieve your needed mobility; the same applies to music. A music student requires to devote some time regularly to gain mastery over their instruments. The system of practicing changes with the developments in a student. However, the time distribution and practicing material distributions are different at different stages of development.
The Guru designs the practicing plans or riyAz details for the students. An intelligently designed riyAz plan can give surprising results to the students in serious Guru designs the practicing plans or riyAz details for the students. An intelligently designed riyAz plan can give surprising results to the students in earnest pursuit. At the initial and intermediate levels, the riyAz focus rests on virtuosity development. Later, when a student becomes advanced, the focus may shift to creativity and musicality.
Time and Expected Results for Starting Students
Recommended practice time: 6 days a week. 1 to 3 hours a day.
- The approximate total time with focused practising is 100 hours to achieve Level-I
A Level-1 Student is expected to have:
- preliminary understanding of handling the sitar
- develop a sense of pitch and the ability to repeat any given reference note.
- develop some sense of time and rhythm