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Simplifying Riyaz to help you stay focussed on practice

In the update that is rolling out starting today, you’ll see that Riyaz has been simplified quite a lot. Riyaz had four tabs in the earlier versions like below. This layout has proven to be a distraction for new users as there is too much going on in this screen to comprehend. After consulting with a few users and UI/UX design experts, we have decided to change it to this new design shown below. Here are the changes. We’ve removed…

Riyaz App Coupons

RIYAZWP25 – Avail 25% off on the quarterly subscription. Contrary to what is deemed, learning to sing is not just easy but also is fun and engaging. RIYAZ as a platform offers just that user experience. Taking a subscription on RIYAZ allows a user to practice more than 10 minutes daily and offers all the product features to learn on the go.  The premium version is loaded with features that are just necessary for anyone to become a singer. The…

#ListenToSing – Palaghat R. Raghu

Palaghat R. Raghu was a renowned percussionist from the Carnatic Music tradition. His instrument of expertise was the Mridangam, which he learnt from early childhood. Palaghat was a well known figure not only in India, but all around the world. He toured across Europe, America, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore extensively in his career. He performed alongside well known Indian Classical musicians like Pandit Ravi Shankar, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Shivkumar Sharma and Allah Rakha in many many concerts. He also taught music…

Improving security and convenience with access to your Riyaz account

Starting with the recent release (4.2.0), we’ve taken a few steps to make it more convenient for you to access your accounts, while making it more secure. Issues with current login system Some of you have written to us communicating the difficulties in accessing your Riyaz account. Usually, these difficulties are in either remembering which social account you used to sign up, or having to reset the forgotten password, or even ending up with two or more accounts and your…

Launching the #ListenToSing Series

The Chinese Bamboo Tree and You Do you realise that you and the Chinese Bamboo Tree have a lot in common? Yes, that’s right. The Chinese Bamboo Tree shows no outward growth for the initial 3-4 years. And in the fifth year, the tree grows an astonishing 4 feet per day! During the initial years, the tree grows its root system that is powerful enough to support its rapid growth later on. And it does just that for F.O.U.R years…

We have a gift for you this new year!

… and we don’t want it to be a surprise! Not because we can’t keep quiet 😉 As creators of Riyaz, we see two distinct kinds of behaviours of Riyazers. A few of you are highly-informed people who know how to go about learning to sing. Riyaz has been serving you relentlessly in your pursuit and we are extremely happy for this! But there are some of you who are just beginning their journey to learn singing. You find it…

Tools of the trade

Did you check out the tools tab on riyaz yet? We’ve got 3 very useful tools for you singers out there! Give them at try! You will have fun for sure! Here is a small overview of each of the tools! Smart Tanpura :- Our smart tanpura can be used for your day to day practice routine. The tanpura can be customized according to the different notes and different ragas as well. It is the perfect tool for practice! Vocal…

Tips to Sing Better: Breathing the right way!

You might be wondering – “Come on! I know how to breathe!!”. I don’t doubt you. You of course know how to breathe – to be alive! But do you know how to breathe – to sing effectively? Mostly not, if you are a beginner. There are two fundamental aspects to breathing while singing: 1. Taking proper breath breaks during singing. If you find yourself short of breath to complete to segment/line while singing, then you are not breaking the right…

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 There are many long practise…

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 of you asked us to…

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