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4 Ways to Open up your Voice

Posted by Pratibha Sarathy on 21 Feb 2017.


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Many of us undergo music training in various forms. The voice is the most important component of the singing process. I have come across many people who are technically sound, but their voice does sound open and clear. Remember, open throat = Clear, smooth sound; Closed throat = harsh, strained sound. In this article, I shall list a few safe techniques that would help you open up your voice and improve your sound clarity.

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5 Bollywood songs ideal for children

Posted by Pratibha Sarathy on 27 Jan 2017.


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Children are exposed to a wide variety of music these days. But not all music is age appropriate or constructive. Here's a list of 5 film songs that are ideal for children who love Bollywood. Each of these songs celebrates the innocence of children through their tunes and lyrics.

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7 ways to overcome Stage Fear

Posted by Pratibha Sarathy on 13 Jan 2017.


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Stage fear is something every singer has experienced at various stages of their musical journey. Fortunately, this is something that can be overcome in a very practical manner. Here are a few practical tips that could help you make stage fear a thing of the past!

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5 Hindi songs ideal for beginners(Female)

Posted by Pratibha Sarathy on 29 Dec 2016.


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Are you a beginner and wondering which songs to get started with? Well, the last thing you want to do is attempt a rather complex song and end up in disappointment. So here's a handy list of 5 simple but great songs to get you started on the right track! This blog is more relevant for female singers. I will compile a list for male singers soon!

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6 Mantras for successful music learning

Posted by Pratibha Sarathy on 15 Dec 2016.


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Many of us set out to learn music. But how many of us make it close to the finish line? Some students start enthusiastically but lose motivation midway. In this blog I share 6 key aspects that can better prepare you to handle this journey of music learning.

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How to sing with a cold?

Posted by Triya Sushma on 25 Nov 2016.


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It’s always challenging and irritating when a singer suffers from a cold or sore throat. What do you do when you have to sing with a cold? It’s really simple and you don’t have to break your heads worrying about it!


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4 Differences between Light Music & Carnatic techniques

Posted by Pratibha Sarathy on 01 Nov 2016.


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In my experience as a trainer, I have come across several singers who pursue Light Music after having trained in Carnatic vocal. So I find it quite relevant to discuss about how the 2 styles of music differ and how you can transition from one genre to the other. Prior Carnatic training can be a great strength as it comes with a good command over swaras, ragas and musicality in general. However, a very strong Carnatic influence can also pose a hurdle to your Light Music renditions. Here are a few pointers that could help you understand the key differences between the 2 genres and how you can adopt the right approach for both the styles.

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Why Vocal strain occurs and 5 ways to prevent it

Posted by Pratibha Sarathy on 20 Oct 2016.


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Have you ever felt inspired by someone who seems to sing 'effortlessly'? Well, it does take a lot of effort to overcome strain and sound effortless :-) Vocal strain is one of the most common issues faced by singers, both at early and advanced stages of singing. Here are a few reasons why vocal strain occurs and how it can be overcome.


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4 Powerful warmup techniques that can transform your singing

Posted by Pratibha Sarathy on 10 Oct 2016.


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I often emphasize the importance of warming up the voice before singing in order to avoid strain. Here are 4 powerful warm up techniques which can dramatically change the way you sound. These techniques should be learnt under professional supervision.

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