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When Less Is More

by Ramesha Nani Last Saturday I went to Sacramento with my wife and some friends to see a live performance of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphonie. If you don’t know Beethoven’s Ninth, it’s considered one of the major masterpieces of classical music. Beethoven composed it toward the end of his life and personally conducted the premiere […]

High Notes Are Not Hard!

by Ramesha Nani One of the main goals of every singer is to extend their vocal range. Too many singers, alas, pursue this goal by straining and eventually ruining their voice. This is partly due to the many bad examples that can be found among the so called “professional” singers, as well as misinformation found […]

That Pesky “eee” Sound

by Ramesha Nani A problem that plagues many vocalists is finding the correct placement for the vowel “eee”, especially when singing in the upper range. What makes “eee” such a tricky one? In order to say “eee” the back of the tongue has to be lifted close to touching the roof of the mouth. This […]

The Voice of Confidence And Trust

by Ramesha Nani What gives confidence to your presentations and talks? And what makes your audience feel that they can trust you? There can be many factors: your content, your knowledge of the topic, your personality, your magnetism and charisma, etc. All of the above have one common denominator: time. It takes your audience some […]

Release the Voice Inside

Release the Voice Inside! by Ramesha Nani One of the most common vocal issues that speakers run into is the habit of speaking in a lower range than what is natural. This creates problems, such as vocal fatigue and hoarseness. It also makes the voice sound harsh and strained, conveying a sense of discomfort and […]

Everybody Has a Voice!

by Ramesha Nani In 2007 I was hired as a music teacher at a spiritually-oriented, alternative college. I enjoyed teaching there; the class was small – around ten students – and they all seemed special people to me. They were exceptionally centered and wise, especially for their age. My assignment was twofold: teach them about […]

Voice Can Affect a Presidential Canditate’s Success

Yep! The voice IS your primary tool of communication… Voters tend to prefer politicians with deeper voices, according to an analysis that political scientist Casey Klofstad conducted of the 2012 election for the House of Representatives. He says deeper voices might be perceived as a sign of strength and competence, helping candidates win the seat. Susan […]

Projecting vs. Pushing

Over the last couple of months we’ve been working with our choir on Christmas music. The Christmas concert is one of the highlights of Holiday Season here at Ananda Village where we live, and a lot of energy and many hours of rehearsal go into it. This is also the only concert throughout the year […]

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