Indian classical music is essentially ‘solo’ music, meaning one person at the centre supported by accompanists performs to an audience. One of the results of this is extreme sophistication and individuality in Solo performances. Although the gurukula method of learning was both collective and individual, it always encouraged the individuality of the performer. So improvisation continues to be the strong point of Indian Classical music. So, the world’s improvising musical traditions especially Jazz, looked towards the Indian classical music performers for inspiration, interaction and learning. Due to perhaps, the long tradition in this improvisatory music. from my point of view, Indian musicians seldom had thought about taking from other traditions except peripherally. COMET training encourages a two way traffic in interactions for its further growth. But to be able to be open to receive, one needs to explore the potential of solo performances from a variety of perspectives. COMET training provides this opportunity.