Oral tradition is the method used in the teaching of Radif where material is handed down from memory to memory, from heart to heart.  The many subtleties and intricacies of the music cannot be written down, they can only be assimilated through years of personal contact with a teacher.  This method not only teaches music but also at times create a relationship that teaches morality and harmony within, among other cultural values.  Through years of diligent study the student usually grows under the guidance of a learned master.  Learning other art forms always accelerates the learning process.  Photo: Legendary Santoor players Soma Hozoor and his son Habib Somaii.