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Lesson Posted on 30/06/2017 Performing Arts/Singing Music/Vocal Music/Indian Vocal Music/Bhajan Music/Vocal Music/Indian Vocal Music/Indian Classical Music/Hindustani Music +2 Music/Vocal Music/Indian Vocal Music/Indian Classical Music Music/Vocal Music less

The Basics Of Vocal Music (Classical Or Ccommercial)

Sourojyoti Ghose

I am a proud disciple of Indian Classical music since last 30 long years, very very fortunate to have...

The basic thing of vocal music, whether North Indian or South Indian, whether classical or commercial, whether Bhajan or Bollywood songs, is the control of our inspiration and expiration, i.e. the total respiratory process. The more control we have on our own respiratory process, the more efficiently... read more

The basic thing of vocal music, whether North Indian or South Indian, whether classical or commercial, whether Bhajan or Bollywood songs, is the control of our inspiration and expiration, i.e. the total respiratory process. The more control we have on our own respiratory process, the more efficiently we can sing.

So the primary lesson of vocal music is a regular practice of Pranayam which should commence after a relaxed phase of respiration in a comfortable sitting position for at least 4 to 5 minutes.

While practising, the spinal chord should be erect and the face straight. It would be better if you could keep a mirror in front of your face so that you can visualise your facial expression while you sing. This is because Music is a performing art and you should sound well as well as you should look presentable too while you perform.

The next phase includes the practice of standing notes and then comes the vowels (step by step) in different techniques.

You have to understand that different vocal exercises improve your voice in specific parameters. For example, the vocal exercise to improve the tonal quality of your voice will not help to add flexibility to the same and vice versa.

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Answered on 19/06/2017 Performing Arts/Singing Music/Vocal Music/Indian Vocal Music/Indian Classical Music/Hindustani Music Music/Instrumental Music/Indian Instrumental Music

Vinod Kumar

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Hi Ankita, Nice to know that you want to learn music. I would suggest to continue the music which you were learning at your school level. So that you can learn it easily and then move on to the advanced lessons.
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Language Development

Chhatrasal Singh Tanwar

I am a singer and music composer. I sing Hindi songs and folk songs generally. Besides these, I also...

“When you look at children ages two to nine, one of the breakthroughs in that area is music’s benefit for language development, which is so important at that stage,” says Luehrisen. While children come into the world ready to decode sounds and words, music education helps enhance those... read more

“When you look at children ages two to nine, one of the breakthroughs in that area is music’s benefit for language development, which is so important at that stage,” says Luehrisen. While children come into the world ready to decode sounds and words, music education helps enhance those natural abilities. “Growing up in a musically rich environment is often advantageous for children’s language development,” she says. But Luehrisen adds that those inborn capacities need to be “reinforced, practised, celebrated,” which can be done at home or in a more formal music education setting.

According to the Children’s Music Workshop, the effect of music education on language development can be seen in the brain. “Recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language, and can actually wire the brain’s circuits in specific ways. Linking familiar songs to new information can also help imprint information on young minds,” the group claims.

This relationship between music and language development is also socially advantageous to young children. “The development of language over time tends to enhance parts of the brain that help process music,” says Dr Kyle Pruett, clinical professor of child psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and a practising musician. “Language competence is at the root of social competence. Musical experience strengthens the capacity to be verbally competent.”

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More Than Just Music

Chhatrasal Singh Tanwar

I am a singer and music composer. I sing Hindi songs and folk songs generally. Besides these, I also...

Research has found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. “A music-rich experience for children of singing, listening and moving is really bringing a very serious benefit to children as they progress into more formal... read more

Research has found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. “A music-rich experience for children of singing, listening and moving is really bringing a very serious benefit to children as they progress into more formal learning,” says Mary Luehrisen, executive director of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, a not-for-profit association that promotes the benefits of making music.

Making music involves more than the voice or fingers playing an instrument; a child learning about music has to tap into multiple skill sets, often simultaneously. For instance, people use their ears and eyes, as well as large and small muscles, says Kenneth Guilmartin, co-founder of Music Together, an early childhood music development program for infants through kindergarteners that involves parents or caregivers in the classes.

Music learning supports all learning. Not that Mozart makes you smarter, but it’s a very integrating, stimulating pastime or activity.

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Increased IQ

Chhatrasal Singh Tanwar

I am a singer and music composer. I sing Hindi songs and folk songs generally. Besides these, I also...

A study by E. Glenn Schellenberg at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, as published in a 2004 issue of Psychological Science, found a small increase in the IQs of six-year-olds who were given weekly voice and piano lessons. Schellenberg provided nine months of piano and voice lessons to a dozen... read more

A study by E. Glenn Schellenberg at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, as published in a 2004 issue of Psychological Science, found a small increase in the IQs of six-year-olds who were given weekly voice and piano lessons. Schellenberg provided nine months of piano and voice lessons to a dozen six-year-olds, drama lessons (to see if exposure to arts in general versus just music had an effect) to the second group of six-year-olds, and no lessons to a third group. The children’s IQs were tested before entering the first grade, then again before entering the second grade.

Surprisingly, the children who were given music lessons over the school year tested on average three IQ points higher than the other groups. The drama group didn’t have the same increase in IQ but did experience increased social behaviour benefits not seen in the music-only group.

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The Brain Works Harder

Chhatrasal Singh Tanwar

I am a singer and music composer. I sing Hindi songs and folk songs generally. Besides these, I also...

Research indicates the brain of a musician, even a young one, works differently than that of a nonmusician. There’s some good neuroscience research that children involved in music have larger growth of neural activity than people not in music training. When you’re a musician and you’re... read more

Research indicates the brain of a musician, even a young one, works differently than that of a nonmusician. There’s some good neuroscience research that children involved in music have larger growth of neural activity than people not in music training. When you’re a musician and you’re playing an instrument, you have to be using more of your brain.

In fact, a study led by Ellen Winner, professor of psychology at Boston College, and Gottfried Schlaug, professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, found changes in the brain images of children who underwent 15 months of weekly music instruction and practice. The students in the study who received music instruction had improved sound discrimination and fine motor tasks, and brain imaging showed changes to the networks in the brain associated with those abilities, according to the Dana Foundation, a private philanthropic organisation that supports brain research.

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Improved Test Scores

Chhatrasal Singh Tanwar

I am a singer and music composer. I sing Hindi songs and folk songs generally. Besides these, I also...

A study published in 2007 by Christopher Johnson, professor of music education and music therapy at the University of Kansas, revealed that students in elementary schools with superior music education programs scored around 22 percent higher in English and 20 percent higher in math scores on standardized... read more

A study published in 2007 by Christopher Johnson, professor of music education and music therapy at the University of Kansas, revealed that students in elementary schools with superior music education programs scored around 22 percent higher in English and 20 percent higher in math scores on standardized tests, compared to schools with low-quality music programs, regardless of socioeconomic disparities among the schools or school districts. Johnson compares the concentration that music training requires to the focus needed to perform well on a standardised test.

Aside from test score results, a quality music education can have on a young child’s success. Schools that have rigorous programs and high-quality music and art teachers probably have high-quality teachers in other areas. If you have an environment where there are a lot of people doing creative, smart, great things, joyful things, even people who aren’t doing that have a tendency to go up and do better.

And it doesn’t end there: along with better performance results on concentration-based tasks, music training can help with basic memory recall. Formal training in music is also associated with other cognitive strengths such as verbal recall proficiency. People who have had formal musical training tend to be pretty good at remembering verbal information stored in memory.

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Being Musical

Chhatrasal Singh Tanwar

I am a singer and music composer. I sing Hindi songs and folk songs generally. Besides these, I also...

Music can improve child’ abilities in learning and other nonmusic tasks, but it’s important to understand that music does not make one smarter. The many intrinsic benefits to music education include being disciplined, learning a skill, being part of the music world, managing performance,... read more

Music can improve child’ abilities in learning and other nonmusic tasks, but it’s important to understand that music does not make one smarter. The many intrinsic benefits to music education include being disciplined, learning a skill, being part of the music world, managing performance, being part of something you can be proud of, and even struggling with a less than perfect teacher.

It’s important not to oversell how smart music can make you. Music makes kid interesting and happy, and smart will come later. It enriches his or her appetite for things that bring you pleasure and for the friends you meet.
While parents may hope that enrolling their child in a music program will make her a better student, the primary reasons to provide your child with a musical education should be to help them become more musical, to appreciate all aspects of music, and to respect the process of learning an instrument or learning to sing, which is valuable on its own merit.

There is a massive benefit from being musical that we don’t understand, but it’s individual. Music is for music’s sake. The benefit of music education for me is about being musical. It gives you have a better understanding of yourself. The horizons are higher when you are involved in music. Your understanding of art and the world, and how you can think and express yourself, are enhanced.

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Answered on 05/02/2017 Performing Arts/Singing

Vikas

Trainer

Yes, You can. There is nothing like hating your own voice, voice is just the physical ornament. Feel is what makes your singing, depth in your music. Practicing with patience and dedication will improve your singing day by day.
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Answered on 27/10/2017 Performing Arts/Singing

Alok Sharma

Professional Classical Bhajan Singer

Dear Student, Stage Fear arises only when your aim is to impress audience. And you are afraid or conscious that what would happen if you fail to impress the audience. There is no other possible reason of stage fear for any human. But Please remember Music should never be sung for audience, Music is food... read more
Dear Student, Stage Fear arises only when your aim is to impress audience. And you are afraid or conscious that what would happen if you fail to impress the audience. There is no other possible reason of stage fear for any human. But Please remember Music should never be sung for audience, Music is food for Soul and must be sung only for God and should be offered only to God. If you start singing for God, only then you can be called as a true singer and then true singers cannot have any kind of Stage fear at all by any chance, Because God says to us "Why Fear When I am Here", So the only remedy is that you start devoting your song to God and start singing for him alone. You would be amazed to see the Results. God Bless You. Alok Sharma. read less
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