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Day wise course plans

Dear Riyazers On new year’s eve, we announced that we were working on a new version of Riyaz to take your learning experience further ahead. After months of hard work, we’re now just days away from rolling out this major update of Riyaz to you. We’re very excited and we want to share a sneak peek of what’s coming! 🙂 In previous versions of Riyaz, courses did not come with guidelines/plan on how to practice the lessons and complete a…

Tips to Sing Better: Avoid Common Mistakes

Do you feel uneasiness and stress when you practice singing? If yes, chances are that you are making one of the following common mistakes among beginners. Address them today and let them not bother you! #1 Practicing in a voice range that is not suited to you. If this is the case, you will often find yourself struggling to sing all the notes from a single basic lesson from Riyaz. How to fix: Riyaz calibrates your practice lessons to a…

Tips to Sing Better: Keep it Simple and Make it a Habit

Practice 10 minutes. But do it everyday. Don’t overdo on one day and ignore practicing for rest of the week. Learning to sing is like learning to ride a bike. Anybody can do it! And YOU can definitely do it! All it needs is to build the muscle memory, which naturally takes time. It is OK to practice for lesser duration each day, but it is very important to turn it into a regular habit in order to succeed! Do…

Sonu Nigam’s tip to Beginners

“There is actually no formula that can make anyone a top singer. Many singers who started to sing much late in life are doing good and making money. Therefore, I believe that for any field, be it music, film or fashion, the right time is when you decide on something and how passionate you are about it.Singing is something in which one needs to put a lot of soul and humility. Arrogance and judging people is what one should stay…

Indian Ragas: Introduction to Raag Durga

Durga is a pentatonic (consists of 5 notes) raga from the Hindustani music tradition. It is one of the easiest ragas to get started with. When is Raag Durga sung? Raag Durga is sung in the second division of the night between 9 pm to midnight. What is the nature of Raag Durga? Raag Durga evokes the Sringara Rasa. What is the Thaat of Raag Durga? The Thaat of Raag Durga is Bilawal. What are the notes in Raag Durga?…

How to Sing Better: 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…

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…

How to take care of your voice?

I remember the time when I went through major vocal problems during an important time of my life when I had to record back to back episodes of a T.V reality show. Let me share my experience and learning, on the basis of which I can give you some tips about taking care of your voice. It all started during a phone conversation with my best friend, I laughed my throat out; although now I don’t remember the joke she…

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