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The Top Ten best music bands in India

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Parikrama : They are also called “Pink Floyd” of India. Delhi based rock and roll band. The band was officially formed on 17 June 1991 in Delhi.

Band members:

  • Sonam Sherpa  – Lead guitarist
  • Nitin Malik – Lead vocalist
  • Saurabh Choudhary – Guitarist
  • Subir Malik – Organist, Synthesizer
  • Gaurav Balani – Bass guitarist
  • Srijan Mahajan – Drummer
  • Mukul Jain – Lead Vocalist (Temporary Concerts)

Euphoria : Euphoria, put together by their lead singer Palash Sen, is known as the pioneer of Indian pop music. Euphoria was put together by Palash Sen and his friends in New Delhi in 1988. Their songs have always ruled the charts be it Vidya Balan starrer Mayeri or even their recent hits. Euphoria released their first studio album titled ‘Dhoom’ in the October 1998 to critical acclaim and commercial success.

Songs : Dhoom Pichak Dhoom, Sha Na Na, Maeri, Phir Dhoom, Raja Rani, Ab Naa Jaa, Aana Meri Gully, Sone De Maa, Soneya, Mehfuz, Bhoola Sab, Ram Ali, C U Later, Kabootar, Item, Sharnaagat, Prabhuji, Sheranwali Maa, mola mere mola, Halla Bol

Pentagram : Pentagram is a four piece Indian rock/electronica band started in 1994 in Mumbai, India. one of the main band who took indie rock scene in Indian to the main stream.

Pentagram started off in 1994, when Dadlani met drummer Shiraz Bhattacharya in a one show band called Nostalgia where Dadlani played the bass and handled vocal duties, Shekhar Ravjivani played keyboards. They decided to form their own band and roped in Clyde D’Souza as guitarist. Randolph Correia joined in on the guitars the following year and Papal Mane joined in as bassist while Dadlani focussed on Vocals.

Indian ocean :This is band who inspired generation of indie rock scene. Indian band best known for their album Black Friday. Indian rock band formed in New Delhi in 1990, who are widely recognized as the pioneers of the fusion rock genre in India.

In the early 1980s, Asheem Chakravarty played tabla for a Bengali band Niharika. In 1984, Susmit Sen, a fan of Niharika, met him during a concert. Chakravarty was impressed by Sen’s guitar-playing and his vision to evolve a new sound, while Sen, learned the nuances of rhythm from Chakravarty. They experimented with their music without writing original lyrics for the next 3 years, with Sen as the guitarist and Chakravarty on tabla and drums.

Underground Authority : The band is alternative rock and is noted for their socio-political messages / anti capitalism agenda in their song lyrics. This is formed in early 2010, in Kolkata, their music is flavoured by a blend of protest poetry, reggae, alternate, rap rock and hard rock.

  • Vocalist: Santhanam Srinivasan Iyer
  • Guitarist: Aren Longkumer
  • Bassist: Soumyadeep Bhattacharya
  • Drummer Sourish Kumar

Raghu Dixit Project : Raghu Dixit, and The Raghu Dixit Project, are best known for taking ancient Kannada poetry, and presenting it around the world with a contemporary, global sound.

Agnee : An Indian rock band based in Pune, Agnee is a unique confluence of individual styles of composing and performing its classic rock, pop and Indian influences and one of their singers Mohan with his Carnatic and Hindustani classical influences. They are famous for their songs like Sadho Re, Shaam Tanha.

Band members:

  • Kannan Mohan – Vocals
  • Kaustubh Dhavale – Guitars
  • Varun Venkit – Drums and Percussion
  • Chirayu Vedekar- Bass

The Local Train : An Indian Rock Band from Delhi. The band known for its active role in cultural festivals in Indian colleges, recorded its first music video “Aaoge Tum Kabhi” and created a sensation on social networking sites and received wide appreciation. Their work has bee appreciated by the sensational Raghu Dixit too.

Band members: 

  • Ramit Mehra – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Raman Negi – Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
  • Sahil Sarin – Drums, Percussion
  • Paras Thakur – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals

Undying Inc : Undying Inc are a lethal blend of speed, technique, groove and extreme aggression! Here is music that will make you want to chokehold the world you live in! Defined by relentless riffing intensity, sharp twists, massive breakdowns; rapid time signature changes and fluid gear shifting between poly-rhythms, Undying Inc’s music is a lesson in crushing modern metal combat! In its decade of destruction Undying Inc have 2 full length studio albums(Preface To Erase 2005, Aggressive World Dynasty 2010) 3 EPs (Existence Failure 2004, Evilution Of A Manimal 2009, Ironclad 2014) and various split and compilation appearances (Japan’s Metal Asia 2007, Middle Eastern Mayhem 2013, Metal Hammer’s ‘Planet Metal’ 2010) under their heavyweight belt. 

Bands members:

  • Shashank Bhatnagar – Vocals
  • Biswarup ‘Biz’ Gupta – Guitars
  • Nishant Hagjer – Drums
  • Ezra Helios – Bass

Bhayanak Maut : This is Metal band from Mumbai, formed in November 2003. Bhayanak Maut created a signature metal sound for itself and they thrives on playing live. Their epic stage act is already the stuff of legends. And the fun bit is that they take it a notch higher every time they get on stage. While the audience stays on their toes, witnessing a new Bhayanak Maut at every show.

Band members:

  • R. Venkatraman (Baba) – guitars, keys, samples
  • Aditya Gopinathan (Amidtsya) – guitars
  • Rahul Hariharan – drums
  • Ishaan Krishna – bass

Top 7 tips for vocalist

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Human skills are totally based on nature. Even if you are born with a great singing voice, it is still necessary to practice it to improve or maintain it.

Following are some tips on how to improve your voice:-

Warm up your voice daily:- Warm up is very important in voice training. Similar to any strenuous activities, singing requires warm-up before the actual performance to avoid any strain or crack in the voice. It also helps in making your vocal cords relax at your vocal range. Practice with scales and different sounds using various mouth openings. Not only will this make your voice be at ease but also make your mouth relax as well.

Do physical exercises:- You need to care about your health which play a very important role as it helps you improve your posture and making better vocalist and it will be helping to boost stamina to endure an entire performance. Mostly concert artists do physical exercises to keep their body fit and give long performance. Body is your instrument for VOCALIST.

Early morning practice :- Early morning vocal practice is very effective. In the morning we have a bass voice naturally so it will help when you practice on bass octaves.

Practice breathing exercises:- Proper Inhale and Exhale breathing is essential when one is learning how to sing better. Breathing should come from your diaphragm, and not from your throat nor your chest. This is easily noticeable with your hand placed on your tummy. This will help you control your voice and sustain breath even through a long phrase. Throat and chest should not use in singing, you need to use diaphragm.

Songs that you like and enjoy:- It is very helpful to sing the songs you actually like and enjoy. Not only will you have a good time enjoying the song, you will also improve your vocal by doing practice songs that you like and enjoy.

Record your voice and listen to it:- The best way to improve on your voice training is to regularly check on your progress. In terms of singing, this can be done by videotaping or recording yourself or seeing yourself sing through a mirror. This can not only improve your singing abilities as you can see how you project your voice towards the audience, it will also help you boost your confidence as you can see and hear yourself first hand.

Have a vocal teacher:- Regardless if you are a complete beginner or a seasoned singer, it is necessary to keep up and be evaluated to improve on it. No skill is learned in isolation, and this includes singing.

Equipment Ideas for Recording studio

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  • A Computer
  • DAW
  • Audio Interface Combo
  • Studio Monitors
  • Microphones
  • Headphones
  • A Few Cables
  • Mic Stands
  • A Pop Filter
  • Ear Training Software

A computer : The biggest deciding factor is computer when it comes to music production. The only deciding factor for using a Mac vs. PC or Laptop vs. Desktop. As we know that mostly laptops are using in travel purposes if you’re planning on traveling or live performance then obviously you should use Laptop but in professional way you need to use Desktop always.

DAW is the software used to record, edit, and mix music on your computer. We would only go with Mac then two software Logic or Garage band is available. Otherwise, both can work, but double-check on your preferred software’s compatibility.

Audio Interface is the hardware used to connect your computer with the rest of your gear.

For Mac – Logic pro X

  • Operating System: macOS 10.12 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Hard Drive: 6 GB for installation, 63 GB for full Sound Library installation
  • Graphics: OpenCL-capable, Intel 3000 or later

For window – Pro tools

  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 or higher, Mac OS X 10.11.6 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i7
  • RAM: 16 GB (32 GB ‘recommended’)
  • Hard Drive: 15 GB (installation only)
  • PCle slot for HDX or HD native cards

Studio Monitors : Mixing is always been done on speakers

10 Small bussiness ideas for musician

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1. Sell Old Records Online

The e-commerce sector has never been more popular than it is right now. If you already have an extensive record collection, you could start to sell that and make some significant profits. Set up a website and start selling specialist records on there. Collectors will pay a whole load of cash for rare records, and so you should spend a little time building up your collection. You will need to promote your site online so that you can get customers who share your love of music.

2. Band/Music Manager

If you are good at marketing as well as building relationships you can be a band manager or an individual artists’ manager. With band management you will be responsible for marketing, promoting and projecting an entire band which consists of numerous people. As an artist manager, you will be required to represent and market a single solo artist.

3. Music Teacher

A viable way to earn money is to become a music instructor and teach people how to sing or play various musical instruments. You can have your own academy at a rented place or can setup training classes at your home and earn a regular handsome income by teaching people how to sing and play. 

4. Sound Engineer

One of the lesser-known professions in the music industry is that of a sound engineer. There is a great demand for sound engineers across theglobe and as a sound engineer, your job is to mix and match sounds to form great music.

How to make home studio

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Find a good location :

The best recording studios are in windowless, well-insulated rooms. Depending on the size of the group you want to record, the room should at least be able to hold a small table for your computer and interface. There should also be room for the performers.

  • Avoid rooms with lots of outside noise. Aim for the quietest space possible. You don’t want a great take interrupted by your neighbor’s lawnmower.
  • In general, bigger is better. Try to find a room that won’t be too cramped and that has space for several musicians and all your gear.
  • Pay attention to the room’s floor. Ideal rooms will have hardwood, concrete, or tile flooring, which is better for acoustics. Carpeting will absorb high frequency sounds, but not low ones.[ It may also get worn down by high foot traffic.
  • Pick a room with good overall acoustics. This usually means a larger room with fairly high ceilings, asymmetrical walls, and irregular surfaces for sound dispersion.

Soundproof the live room :

Soundproofing really does two things. It makes the room quieter by blocking out outside noise. It also makes the sound quality better on recording by absorbing excess acoustic ambience.[20]

  • Professional soundproofing can be expensive. Acoustic foam or panels work if you have money to spend, but may run you significant costs for a large studio. One inexpensive way to reduce sound is in the selection of the studio space. Try to select a live room without windows and with heavy, thick walls or thick insulation.[21]
  • If you are on a budget, get some blankets and cover up any windows and doors to reduce background noise.
  • Added mass to the walls, like foam, also helps to increase the room’s sound absorption. This should reduce echoes.

Getting Gear

Consider a suite of rooms, if possible.

Map out the basic set-up.

Design a signal pathway.

How to set career in music industry with 10 effective ways

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Most people simply don’t know how to get from where they are to where they want to be and they are struggling in many ways. Many famous musicians struggled plenty before making it big. In order to create a music career, you’ll have to understand the details and know what to expect. we introduce the effective ways, it doesn’t matter if he/she is a solo artist or band. Every day bands and musician just like you tell me how frustrated and discouraged they are because they struggle to have the music career they’ve been dreaming about.

Being a musician isn’t the only career option in the field of music. Individuals can find themselves doing almost anything from headlining a major tour to teaching kids. The following positions are some of the most common in music that provide individuals with an opportunity to pursue a passion, while also showcasing their talents, creativity, and skills.

9 Best ways you must do individually in music.

1. Learn How to Produce Your Own Music.

2. You need to understand What a Copyright Is.

3. Produce Quality.

4. Constantly improve and practice what you created.

5. Distribute Music Effectively.

6. Must speciality in your music. Be different.

7. Be professional in your work.

8. Promote your music on the right online channels and office too.

9. Be consistent and successful.