Hindustani music courses

Introduction to Raag Yaman

This is an introductory course on rāga yaman in Hindustani music. The course contains videos that explain the basic melodic concepts and characteristic aspects of rāga yaman. Each video is followed by an appropriate audio lesson to internalize and practise the concept. While practising a student will receive instant feedback based on the performance. This course covers concepts such as āroh-avroh, nyās, vādi-samvādi, chalan of rāga yaman. A student will be able to practice sapāt…

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Hindustani music courses

Patterns in Kalyan Thaat

In Hindustani 101 singing course, you’ve learnt the fundamental patterns that are set in Bilawal thaat. This course brings these patterns with svaras from Kalyan thaat. These exercises will help you get the hang of svaras of Kalyan thaat and would ease learning of raags that fall under this thaat. These are highly recommended before taking any other course on raags of Kalyan thaat going forward. Enrol now This course consists of the following learning and…

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Carnatic music courses

Know your nottuswarams

Nottuswarams are the small songs which resemble western melodies composed by Sri Mutthuswami Dikshitar in the language Sanskrit. They are among the first songs learned by Carnatic music students. The nottuswarams in this course are all in Raga Shankarabharanam, which has all the seven notes. This course is brought to you by SaPa. Tutors and contributors for this course include K. Shruthiranjani, Gayathri Prakash,Vivek Sadasivam and Abishek Sridhar (Voice), Ambi Subramaniam (Violin) and B S…

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Carnatic music courses

Learn to Sing Patterns

This course “Learn to sing patterns”, comes packed with various exercises of Carnatic singing patterns divided into Sarali, Janta and Dhatu varishais/svaras, along with videos that explain these concepts and their importance. On practising each exercise, the student gets instant feedback to improve from. These exercises help you learn the fundamental abilities that enable you to sing complex melodies later on. Sarali svaras are simple patterns with increasing level of complexity. Janta svaras teach you…

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Carnatic music courses

Carnatic 101

Carnatic 101 singing course comprises of the fundamental exercises that are needed to get you started with a lifetime of learning singing in the Carnatic style. It consists of videos introducing you to the concepts of sruti, tanpura, svara and svarasthana, exercises to practise single svaras and sarali svaras of different complexities. All the exercises are in the scale structure of the raaga Mayamalavagowla. These are the first exercises any student of Carnatic music would…

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Student stories

The singing aspirations of a small towner

This story of Mr. Somidh Roy, a resident of a small town called Nainpur in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh in Central India, is nothing short of inspiration for aspiring singers everywhere. Do you remember the last time you made a new year resolution? Oh yes, we were all there at least once, aren’t we! Making a resolution is the easy part, but following up on them time and again to see it bear fruit…

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Hindustani music courses

Patterns in Bhairavi Thaat

In Hindustani 101 singing course, you’ve learnt the fundamental patterns that are set in Bilawal thaat. This course brings these patterns with svaras from Bhairavi thaat. These exercises will help you get the hang of svaras of Bhairavi thaat and would ease learning of raags that fall under this thaat. These are highly recommended before taking any other course on raags of Bhairavi thaat going forward. Enrol now This course consists of the following learning and…

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Hindustani music courses

Hindustani 101

Hindustani 101 course comprises of the fundamental exercises that are needed to get you started with a lifetime of learning singing in the Hindustani classical music. It comes with the fundamental svara exercises that span all shuddha and komal svaras, simple and more complex paltas. These are the first exercises any student of Hindustani classical music would practise, and are necessary for taking any other course going forward. Enrol now for free This course consists…

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General

Key Improvements to Riyaz in the Current Release

Dear fellow singing aspirants and music connoisseurs! We just released a major update to Riyaz that brings in desired improvements to this already well-received application (thank you for that!!). This release also brings in few new aspects that will further help you in nurturing yourself to be a singer or a well educated connoisseur. Here is what changed and what’s new in this version. 1. You can now pause and resume while practising in Riyaz…

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Features

Five ways you can benefit from Vocal Monitor!

Today let’s talk about one of the recent additions in our Riyaz app, the Vocal Monitor. This feature is requested by many Riyazers like you. So how does it help you improve singing?  I’ll tell you a few usage scenarios and leave the rest to your creativity and imagination! Scenario 1: Sing and visualise what you prefer As you know, there are many exercises in Riyaz which you should practice everyday to sing better. But, a lot…

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