Music these days has lost a lot of its meaning
There is so much ego involved and its very selfish there seems to be some bands in the west that are searching for something but they rarely get there. Unfortunately that comes down to the way music is also taught in the western schools and so on. I am only talking about the masses here, I know there are some gems out there!
The old school/Teachers from the East Mainly Persian,Chinese and Indian are still pure at heart and still authentic in all aspects. I do recommend that you take the time to listen to some music from these regions
but its hard to know where to start!
Here is a Persian musician who goes by the name Ostad (master) Lotfi he still plays Persian music with deep roots to the ancient classical form and he also brings poetry from Sufi's such as Rumi , Hafez, Attar and Baba Teher.
Lotfi on Persian Setar :
Lotfi on Persian Tar :
Lotfi on Kemancha :
All music is improvised from within
Chinese music is also music in its most purest form I cant keep my ears away from listening to the Guqin mostly! There are many other beautiful Chinese instruments but the Guqin is somewhat possibly the base of
Chinese music Here are some wonderful clips :
Indian! Indian music is also wonderful and has the same principles behind it The Sitar is most famous but its not the base of Indian music the Rudra Vina, Saraswati Veena and the Vichitra Veena! These Three Gems of India are very Special and Please do take the time to find out about them
This is Actually a Small Documentary on The Rudra Vina :
Saraswati Veena: Very Special!
Vichitra Veena: It kind of sounds like the Guqin!
I Hope some of these links are helpful and help your
Cultivation I am most inspired by all of them but Persian music is held most close to