Top 12 music blogs from SaPa in 2021

2021 was a year that evoked mixed feelings for the music industry. Events and get-togethers took place but were tentative and cautious. However, there was some level of socialising which resulted in footfalls at concerts.  The heartening thing was that the world found a way to survive and thrive in the virtual space. Social media […]

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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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All you need to know about winning a Grammy

With the Grammy Awards just round the corner, a lot of independent musicians find themselves wondering if they have a shot at the awards. While a lot of us assume that the Grammy Awards are mostly for big-time artists and world famous up-and-comers, the truth is that they’re open to all artists who submit. Here’s […]

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3 ways in which you can gift music this Diwali

As we gear up for one of the most anticipated times of year in India, we find ourselves asking the age-old question: what should we gift our families? The idea behind Diwali gifting started as an opportunity to give our loved ones something they’d treasure. With the pressure to be as over-the-top as possible, it […]

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Music as a teaching tool – expert tips for educators

For schools and educators to prepare students for the workplace of the future, it’s important to prioritise music. Learning music is not just an “extra” to abandon in favour of math or science. It goes hand-in-hand with students’ efforts to grow and succeed in the future, and music can be a powerful teaching tool.  Studies […]

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