The main reason is that you will learn. I enjoy going to live concerts. I wasn’t like this when I first started to learn carnatic music. My mom would make me to come to the concerts. I wasn’t interested in the concert. But, my mom would still make me sit and listen. Today, I thank her for that. Listening to live concerts is very important and has impacted the way I sing. But, how? As you listen, you learn. I am sure that you have heard your guru sing a song at class or at a concert. The same way you listen to your guru sing a song and then learn from it, is the same way you can learn from live concerts. During a live concert, you are exposed to the musician and/or the accompanists. Your eyes see the thalam as your ears listen to the ragam.You are also able to see how to present the song/songs on stage. Soon, you are able to understand the ragam, improve your own style of singing, and know how to present the song. As you learn all of this, you build a strong foundation.This foundation helps you learn difficult things like kritis.
- Go to a live concert.
- After you go home, play the same songs you listened to online.