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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 during which it looks like it is not growing at all!

Learning to sing is exactly like growing a Chinese Bamboo Tree. You will not be a star the next day. If anyones says otherwise to lure you, you should be very cautious and tread carefully.

So how do you grow your singing roots? By listening to good music, and by practicing every day. Let me break that down for you.

Listening to good music

The other day, I asked a question to Shri Trilochan Kampli – a well-known Tabla maestro, who is also the Chief Content Officer for Riyaz. I asked him, “Bhai, with Riyaz we have hundreds of thousands of beginner students who are just getting started with their journey of learning to sing. How do we help them besides the regular practice with Riyaz? There are many unknowns to them, some might even be intimidated by the learning difficulties.”

A child prodigy, he reflected on his own journey as a beginner to answer this question. Then he jumped to the present day where he himself is teaching students to play Tabla. He said, “Music is a shravana vidhya, I have always failed in explaining a certain composition to my student. But what amazes me is the effect of constant listening to that composition; it enters you, goes in the blood and takes you over.”

There it is!

Constantly keeping yourself soaked in good music == Growing roots in learning to sing.

Not good music alone, but also hearing to the priceless experiences of people who have been through this road and seen the struggle to get there.

#ListenToSing Series

We want Riyazers to stand on the shoulders of the giants. This will allow you to experience your own journey in the new light shed by the journeys and insights of those giants.

To make this happen, we are launching an experience series starting today. In this series, you will be sent one video which you can watch each day to learn and experience something new. These videos will come from a set of well-curated ones that Shri Trilochan himself and the educators at MusicMuni have hand-picked.

We hope this will be a cherished learning experience for all of you. Please do share your views and suggestions in the comment section below for the collective benefit of all Riyazers.

19 Comments

  1. Shahid Najam Shahid Najam December 24, 2019

    Hello, I’m very thankful to you for providing me chance to learn Hindustani music. I’m blessed to have this app. I’m grateful to the team of Riyaz app.

    • Anonymous Anonymous December 26, 2019

      May God bless your whole team and wishing Riyaz a great success ahead in 2020.πŸ˜‰

      • Arundathi Anil Kumar Arundathi Anil Kumar December 29, 2019

        Dear Shahid,

        Many many thanks for your best wishes, it means a lot to us.
        We are thankful to you for using our and reading our posts.
        We wish you abundant wellbeing, progress and good health in the coming years.
        Regards,
        Arundhati

  2. Raj Raj December 24, 2019

    Thanks a lot, you guys are really Very respectful for me I can’t discribe , thanks β€οΈπŸ’ž

    • Arundathi Anil Kumar Arundathi Anil Kumar December 29, 2019

      Thank you Raj. We are honoured to have got your attention and respect. We aspire to meet your expectations and make your experience with the App more rewarding.
      Best wishes for a Happy New Year.

  3. Anonymous Anonymous December 24, 2019

    I just cannot thank riyaz enough for the impact it has done in my singing journey.
    Thank you RiyazπŸ€—

    • Arundathi Anil Kumar Arundathi Anil Kumar December 29, 2019

      Thank you for being our partner. Thank you for using our App and enjoying the experience.
      We wish to bring to you many more rewarding and gratifying experiences.
      Best wishes and happy New year.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous December 24, 2019

    Thanks for encouraging me.

    • Arundathi Anil Kumar Arundathi Anil Kumar December 29, 2019

      We are happy we are part of your music journey. We are focused at creating rewarding experiences for our uses and to motivate them to sing despite their busy routine or lack of teacher nearby.
      Please stay with us, it means a lot.
      Best wishes for a wonderful year ahead

  5. Anonymous Anonymous December 24, 2019

    I am an intermediate singer. I am learning music from a year. But my voice is not so good. I haven’t loss hope and practicing daily with riyaz. It’s very difficult to practice music daily in my rigid routine.today whatever you have told us I am following this rule from the day when I have started my journey. I will follow your tips forever. Thank you for your lessons

    • Arundathi Anil Kumar Arundathi Anil Kumar December 29, 2019

      We are happy we are part of your music journey. We are focused at creating rewarding experiences for our uses and to motivate them to sing despite their busy routine or lack of teacher nearby.
      Please stay with us, it means a lot.
      Best wishes for a wonderful year ahead

  6. Vidulla Vidulla December 24, 2019

    Thank you everyone connected with riyaz it helped me a lot.

    • Arundathi Anil Kumar Arundathi Anil Kumar December 29, 2019

      Thank you Vidulla. We are equally grateful to each user.
      We wish for you to stay with us in our journey and help us create wonderful experiences for learning and perusing your passion.
      Regards,
      Arundhati

  7. Anonymous Anonymous December 25, 2019

    I’m very much grateful to Riyaaz…it helped me a lot.thank you .

    • Arundathi Anil Kumar Arundathi Anil Kumar December 29, 2019

      We are happy we are part of your music journey. We are focused at creating rewarding experiences for our uses and to motivate them to sing despite their busy routine or lack of teacher nearby.
      Please stay with us, it means a lot.
      Best wishes for a wonderful year ahead

  8. Ashutosh Nirbhay Ashutosh Nirbhay December 26, 2019

    Thanks a lot πŸ™

    • Arundathi Anil Kumar Arundathi Anil Kumar December 29, 2019

      Thank you Vidulla. We are equally grateful to each user.
      We wish for you to stay with us in our journey and help us create wonderful experiences for learning and perusing your passion.
      Regards,
      Arundhati

  9. Aditya Aditya December 26, 2019

    Wonderful work Gopala. Remember, Via Riyaz you have inadvertently assumed role and responsibility of a Guru. You must now stay commited and dedicated to that role.

  10. Arundathi Anil Kumar Arundathi Anil Kumar December 29, 2019

    Thank you Ashutosh. We are equally grateful to each user.
    We wish for you to stay with us in our journey and help us create wonderful experiences for learning and perusing your passion.
    Regards,
    Arundhati

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