Practise/Warmup Fun

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Practise/Warmup Fun

Namaste, Dear Music Lover, In difficult times like these, I think one useful pursuit for any creative person is to at least try to have a healthy diversion or two… why not embrace a little fun in your life? 😊 😊 😊 So… what could I mean by a little fun? I’ve been called a very […]

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Pandemic Survival

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Namaste, Dear Music Lover, I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. —Tagore Namaste, ♫ AM ♫

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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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Mentors Rule!

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Mentors Rule!

Namaste, Dear Music Lover, At certain key points in our lives, we each can benefit greatly by learning from more experienced people who offer their experience, expertise and guidance. I hope that, even if you’re still seeking your ideal mentor(s), maybe this post will help to inspire you to keep going and find them! An […]

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Mask-Mask-Mask UP! Please? Just “Rock That Mask!” Thank you!

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Namaste, Dear Music Lover, Please… don’t tell me it’s inconvenient to wear a face-mask in places like (indoor or outdoor) shops and markets… really, anywhere people must be in close proximity to unknown others. Or if you must, just tell it to the hand because I’m simply not having more negativity these days. Full stop. […]

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Who Gets Bored?

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Honestly, People!? Who gets “bored” 😑 in idleness‽ I rarely do! Namaste, Dear Music Lover, My line of inquiry this time is simple: Who gets bored?—-or,How can people with lots of time on their hands say “there’s nothing to do”? I’ll get straight to my point. We each have (one presumes) unlimited potential to learn […]

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Aajaadee Mubaarak!

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Aajaadee Mubaarak!

Namaste, Dear Music Lover, Happy India Independence Day!! I’m feverishly tapping this post out on my phone for a quick reminder to my dear Indian extended family as a way of sharing my love of our homeland and most importantly her people—despite the ongoing drama of a viral pandemic (Covid-19) still bearing down upon us […]

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Dealing with STRESS

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Dealing with STRESS

Rather than de-stress, I eschew distress via (secret) breathing techniques.

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Psst… The Secrets of Romantic Songs

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Namaste, Dear Music Lover, Most great Bollywood movies have at least one romantic scene as part of the story. Often, the leading characters either have a “magic moment” (such as when they first meet, or when a relationship takes a turn, e.g. the couple endures some shared experience—like a fright, struggle or other plot complication) […]

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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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