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Tip #2 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…

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Tip #1 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…

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Advice from the heart of the heart-throb!

“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…

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Sonu Nigam’s tip to beginners

“In order to keep upgrading oneself as a singer, voice exercise or Riyaz is something to never give up. Also, let your family and  friends be your first critiques. Let them give their opinion on your singing as well as give tips on your singing. Always be humble and learn a new thing everyday as there is no limit to learning and what you can achieve with it.” – Sonu Nigam

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Knowledge Singing Tips

Pt. Bhimsen Joshi on Sur

“Taal gaya toh baal gaya, lekin sur gaya toh sir gaya” – Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.  It means “Going off beat is like losing your hair, but going off pitch is like losing your head”. Sa is the foundation of the “sur” – your ability to sing notes correctly. You better get it right! 🙂 In fact, pandit ji himself practiced Sa everyday during his riyaz. Strengthen your Sur!

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Hindustani music courses

Introduction to Raag Durga

This is an introductory course on Raag Durga in Hindustani music. The course contains video explanations for important concepts in the raag followed by practice sessions for you to repeat, after the guru and internalize the concept. While singing you will receive instant visual feedback so you can correct immediately and improve your performance. Concepts covered: Aroh, Avroh, Pakad, Chalan, Alap and 4 Bandishes in both sargam geet and lyrics. Enrol now Lesson Structure  Introduction…

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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…

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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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Culturing your voice: Dos and dont’s for vocal health

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…

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