That means all the musicians I enjoy compositions of, are my gurus. However, there are a handful from who I would learn the most, be it indoctrinated listening or a natural affinity to a style that is compatible with my character and ability.
I call these masters my "Idols". In this series I intend to talk about the 7 composing idols that I learn a lot from and have been influenced by in my simple musical exercises. Note that, this page is NOT a verdict on these composers but a sincere attempt to explain how they appeal to me, influence me and the aspects that I look to learn from them.
The 7 idols are:
- M. S. Viswanathan (MSV)
- Ilaiyaraja (IR)
- Vidyasagar (VS)
- A. R. Rehman (ARR)
- Hrudayanath Mangeshkar (HM)
This article starts with Sharath. Please stay tuned for the series.