Developing a Design Mind – Design Thinking

An Introduction To Indian Music by Ravi Shankar  
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01 – An Introduction To Indian Music.MP3 (5945 KB)

This is a fine introduction to Indian Classical Music (around 4 mins of audio) by none other than Pandit Ravi Shankar, the sitar maestro.

The mot important characteristics are the following:

a) Improvisation
b) Going with the flow
c) Allowing others to have their say
d) Striking a natural conversation or dialog is the key (instruments talk to each other)
e) Can only be enjoyed with an open and relaxed mind
f) Divided into 3 distinct parts — free improvisation, dialog and convergence to a climax.
g) Primarily aimed as a tool for self development both for the players and the listeners

Reflecting on this I think appreciation and immersion into Indian Classical music certainly develop a design mind capable of Design Thinking since this is all about developing a design through doing and instant improvisation.

Hope you would find it interesting if not intriguing.

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