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How many people does it take to make a musician?

I was mulling over the number of people, both professionals or experts, non experts or even family , friends and acquaintances….. that I’ve either worked with or have had help me across the last 18 years. I thought I’d start putting down all the PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE MUSIC JOURNEY and I added to it some people I personally have not yet worked with but I know my colleagues have.  So here’s what I came up with…… and I realised…

How to find time for Singing with a day job?

Anurag Harsh, in one of the interviews was asked a question “When do you find time to practice”? It was an attempt to find out how he makes his time. Because Anurag Harsh is a full-time tech mogul as the founding executive of Ziff Davis, a multi-billion dollar online and gaming company. The position he holds in the company certainly makes us believe that he is a very very busy man. That question was not directed at his work life…

#Rahmania – Show your love to the Mozart of Madras

On the occasion of A.R. Rahman’s birthday on 6th January, we would like to show our appreciation toward his music but we need YOUR help. All you have to do is SING! Simple isn’t it? Sing your favourite song by AR Rahman and upload a video of it on Facebook. Don’t forget to tag our page with @ riyaz (no space) and use the hashtag #rahmania . The best covers will be featured on our Facebook Page! Pro tip: Don’t…

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…

Riyaz Freshers’ Scholarships

Practice makes you perfect, practice makes it permanent. At Riyaz, we believe and live by this. We advise and encourage every learner to make riyaz (practice) a habit. That is why we are giving away scholarships to freshers in Riyaz who embrace this spirit during their initial days of practicing. Winning Criteria If you’ve come onboard Riyaz this past week, just practice for as long as you can without losing focus. We advise not going overboard. You should stop when…

Invite your friends and win premium

Need more time to practice but ran out of feedback time? Well, here is an amazing opportunity to get unlimited feedback time! Invite your friends to get unlimited feedback time for 7 days for all content! #Protip for #3-day-challenge participants: Take this little boost to gain the upper-hand on the competition. The more you practice, the more you stand the chance of winning the challenge! What are you waiting for? Click the link above and invite your peers!

3 Day Challenge

We all need that little push sometimes — something to steer us in the direction of our goals. When it comes to practicing or learning music, there aren’t any shortcuts nor any proven easy ways to get started. Here is a chance to build and show the strength of your will power towards reaching your goal as a singer! Oh, you also get to win awesome prizes!! Try this simple challenge and win exciting prizes!   Once you complete this…

All You Need to Know to Increase Your Voice Flexibility

Everyone dreams of having a flexible body that can be twisted, turned anyway around. Well, this is possible with regular exercises in the gym and practicing yoga. Then why not aim for voice flexibility similarly, so that one is able to sing a song of any genre melodiously and attractively? This is possible by developing a flexible voice that is agile enough to render any kind of a song that has complicated passages, with good tonal quality, control and command…

Vocal Hygiene – Importance of Vocal Warmup Exercises

All of us would love to go on a long journey in that favourite car of ours. However, the journey comes to a sudden halt because the engine seized. Why did this happen?  Without oil and water, the engine suffered a wear and tear. This is a similar scenario with the human voice. Without proper vocal hygiene, the voice suffers a wear and tear after few years and the dream of a fruitful musical journey comes to an unexpected halt.…

The Science of Voice Culture

“Human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play” – Richard Strauss. What is voice culture? Voice culture primarily refers to the methodology adopted to train or control the voice to sing effectively. Many musicologists and voice experts have accepted it as science. According to one of the voice experts Dr. T. Unnikrishnan, technique of voice culture is a branch of knowledge, which deals with the techniques of  right voice production. Fundamentally, it…

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