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WHEN A SMALL REQUIREMENT GETS CONVERTED INTO A LONG TERM DEMAND

Once a client of mine asked me to work on some poems from SSC textbooks. I was supposed to search for a music composer, a singer and take care of all technical sides of that entire task of music composition. For the first time the client was not very sure about how it will go on and what will be the end product and many such things. It was not about voice over. So… as usual like a very honest […]

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DUBBING: THE WORLD… FULL OF EXPRESSIONS :)

Smile.. blushing.. Giggling.. being mischievous..  Laughter..  if I have to write this in my mother tongue I would have 10 more names for various shades of one emotion. What goes where…what suits when…endless exploration. That too when you have to follow a time limit and balancing the lip-sync and moreover, matching your entire performance with the mannerism of the character on screen. “What madness? I have to say so less! This lady is describing a whole lot of things. No […]

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DO WE REALLY NEED TO IMITATE OTHERS FOR BETTER PERFOMANCE

Normally I avoid to attend light music programs where I have to listen to old songs in some other singer’s voice. As the memories of the yesteryear songs are so deep that their tunes, the original singer’s voice are unforgettable. May be I am biased in this case. But sometimes we have also got surprises that a new singer sings the same song more beautiful than the original singer. I remember one example of a title song of an old […]

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STAGE PERFORMANCE & STUDIO RECORDING

Once I had requested a well-known broadcaster to be part of our Katha Kathan performance. But he refused it by saying that he is not comfortable with stage performance. I really got surprised as it was not an anchoring job. Therefore he was not even expected to say anything on his own. He was just supposed to read a story in a dramatic manner. Similarly once I was browsing through a CD shop and came across CD of a well-known […]

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OPENNESS AND HOLISTIC PERFORMANCE

Human anatomy, Physiology, Phonetics, Phonolgy,, Musicology, Psychology  and sociology contribute to the study of Voice as the factors affecting our voice are related to these. We have options to work on our anatomical structural problems by way of surgery or rigorous exercises. Phonetics, Phonology and Musicology too have tremendous options for us to train our voice. So the only factors on which we do not have a complete control are psychology and sociology. Social conditioning is a very important factor […]

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VOICE: A GIFT OF NATURE

When a child is born the first thing he does is to cry. This is how he establishes his connection with this world by his voice. We take our first breath and exhale it through our voice. .. and its automatic and natural. Thus we have the ability of using our voice to convey our message  since birth. As we grow up.. we learn many types and forms of voices.. A child in fact listens to all the elders around […]

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