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Can “anyone” learn to sing?

Singing is often thought to be a talent and up to a certain extent it is. However the answer to this big question is “Yes”. Everybody can sing and I don’t mean in a bathroom singing kind of way but yes everybody can sing if they desire to. Research confirms that more than being an inborn talent, singing is a…

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How to continue your motivation to learn music

As adults we are constantly emphasizing the fact that learning to play music for a child is extremely beneficial for his/her brain development and overall growth. However we give very little consideration to adults learning musical instruments, maybe because we think that the ship has already sailed and if we didn’t pick up a musical instrument growing up then its…

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Would you like to build a Career in Music?

So you sing well, or you can play the guitar very well or you are a music enthusiast who lives and breathes music or maybe you have all of the above options deep rooted within you. Well, seems like you have been bitten by the music bug but worry not as it can only do good to you. Often we…

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Band it: The biggest inter-school music competition

  The Ripples St Andrews auditorium in Mumbai reverberated with sounds of music coupled with cheers and applause from the audience as Furtados School of Music’s ‘Band it’ festival began its grand finale to choose the Best School Band of India. The Competition Furtados School of music stormed into its 2nd year of Band it festival with a Big musical Bang. This…

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Play that music Instrument – Break the stereotype

Ganesh Visarjan (Immersion) took place with the usual boom this year. In the last few years I make it a point to go to the closest street to watch the procession. I am not a religious person but one of the reasons I go to see the procession is to see the ‘Dhol tasha pathaka’ (Drums parade). The adrenaline rush I…

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Money spent on music classes never attended

“Knowledge of music is like that mighty ocean formed with small raindrops accumulated over a period of time through water flowing from mountains and rivers – finally ending their journey into the sea.” This edition is dedicated to the money that was spent on the music classes which I never attended. As a grownup I look back at a lot…

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Women of the World India event

The Women of the World came to Mumbai, performed on stage and won the hearts of the people with their magnificent performances. Currently the Women of the World band is touring India, delivering performances in 5 major cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Pune. Organized by Berklee India exchange, this event was a part of the 5 th Berklee…

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BAND IT

And when the music begins, the high pitch strumming of the guitar, the drumming coupled with the vocals and the excitement flowing through these children, that’s when we know that we have created magic – Magic through Music. Furtados School of Music’s brainchild the Band-It festival which was conceptualized just last year is taking great strides in the circles of…

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