All you wanted to know about the basics of Carnatic vocal music

If you have been fortunate enough to attend a Carnatic music concert, you would have experienced some of the sweetest sounds on earth! Interest in Carnatic vocal music has (rightly) spread not just in India but around the world. Carnatic performers are no less than rockstars in their own right with a devoted and discerning […]

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Yoga and pranayamas to improve your singing voice

Breathing is the basis of life – and of singing. Every singer knows the importance of breath and breathing at the correct intervals while singing. This is precisely why yoga and pranayamas (breathing exercises), in particular, are effective warm-up routines for singers, especially Carnatic music vocalists, and can help improve their singing voice.  Yoga and […]

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Why you should learn the drums (at any age)

We’ve said this multiple times but we can’t stress this enough: starting your musical journey atany age is a great idea. Whether you want to reconnect with singing, or a musical instrument,there are many benefits of introducing music to your day. We recently marked World Percussion Day. In the spirit of the celebrations, here are […]

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6 vocal exercises to help you improve your Carnatic singing voice

You must have noticed that the vocalist in that Carnatic concert you can’t stop raving about had an enviable control over voice modulation, pitch, and ornamentation! Undoubtedly, such levels of Carnatic vocal singing come about because of years of diligent, daily, and dedicated practice. The control in the gamakas (ornamentation), the steady tone at melasthayi […]

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Ask an expert: Is it too late to start learning Carnatic music?

We tend to associate learning Carnatic music with young children. And we believe that it is a great idea to introduce music to children early on. However, there’s no such thing as “it’s too late” to start learning. Here are some reasons why learning Indian classical music, at any age, comes with many benefits:  1 […]

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