Vocalising

Break Time!

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Break Time!

Namaste, Dear Music Lover, It’s true that we like to title posts here a bit provocatively. This is to draw you in and to pique your interest. It doesn’t always have that effect, but we hope that now as you’ve begun to read this, you’ll read the entire post and benefit from what we want […]

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Crossovers in Practice

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Crossovers in Practice

Namaste, Dear Music Lover, While most of us who do playback singing would admit that it’s not an exact science, there are established methods to our madness. In case this post’s title seems confusing, we can allay that or similar concerns by noting it’s not about music practice per se (as in routine musicianship training). […]

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Finding the Right Emotional Tones

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Finding the Right Emotional Tones

Namaste, Dear Music Lover, This blog-site is a vehicle to express my thoughts and for advice to you for whom singing is more or less a passion for your well-being. (As it is for mine.) Some people sing to express or convey their thoughts in the usual forms of songs or raags (however, most raags […]

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Voice as an instrument?

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Namaste, Dear Music Lover, I want to share with aspiring singers a tip about working in Bollywood playback (movie soundtrack) singing: there is usually some (intended, maybe) literal link between song lyrics and a movie’s visual action/story or hope that songs convey emotional moments or feelings to highlight or support the cinematic narrative, and they may […]

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It’s not all glitz and glamour, pomp and circumstance.

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Singing is more than lyrics and music. It’s a physical process that demands training, preparation and the dedication to follow through on the composer’s notes and briefs. As promised, this is the first in my series on the art of vocal performance. I’ve been training my voice for decades, and have heard a lot of […]

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