Singing Tips

Tip #3 Listen, listen and listen

Before you start practicing a new lesson, listen to it a number of times until it syncs in. Imagine yourself singing it and sing it in your mind before you actually do. Do this for a few times and see the wonders it does 🙂 Do you know that you can listen to all the lessons in Riyaz before you practice? Just click the listen button on the lesson practice screen! Listen to your lessons/songs…

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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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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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Why practice swaras?

What are swaras? Hindustani classical music has seven basic notes called swaras. These are Shadja, Rishabha, Gandhara, Madhyama, Panchama, Dhaivata and Nishada. We commonly come across them in their shortened forms as Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, and Ni. Sa is the root/base note and the reference point based on which an octave is defined. Together, they are known as the sargam. The Shadja The Shadja or Sa is the root/base note with respect…

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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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