9 Practice techniques and tips for beginners playing the Western Violin

The violin has many aficionados. Are you one of them? If you are, no doubt, you have good taste! And what’s more, you are in good company – the likes of physicist, Albert Einstein, and former American president, Thomas Jefferson played the violin.  However, playing the violin can seem quite daunting. It is quite unlike […]

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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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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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