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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Songwriting is a powerful community-building tool. Here’s how you can use it.
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When working virtually, two things matter most: the team’s mental health and creating asense of community. These are critical components on their own, and have an addedbenefit of ensuring productivity. If you’re a team leader, or an entrepreneur, or are even looking to take initiative and make adifference to the environment you’re working in, consider […]

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5 reasons why you should learn percussion

Sometimes when people want to learn music, they don’t really have an idea of what they want to learn specifically – singing, a melodic instrument, percussion? While making the decision, it’s important to keep in mind what you like.  Do you like the idea of singing? Or has it always been your dream to play the […]

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Music as a teaching tool – expert tips for educators
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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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10 amazing facts about the violin that you didn’t know before
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The violin can produce some of the most beautiful sounds you would have ever heard – taking us into an alternate universe of utter bliss! But did you know that the violin has been around for about 5oo years? In fact, the modern violin is said to have been made by Italian maker, Andrea Amati, […]

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The beginner’s guide to playing the Western violin at home
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Western violin 101 If you have zeroed in on the violin as your instrument, congratulations on your choice! The violin can produce some of the most melodious sounds you will ever hear. Of course, beginners will generally sound scratchy and squeaky but don’t let that put you off! We’ve all been there and done that! […]

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