Carnatic Classical Practicing Tool - Guru Swara - Virtual Practice for Vocal Excellence Software Released
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Carnatic Classical Practicing Tool - Guru Swara - Virtual Practice for Vocal Excellence Software Released

Hyderabad : India | Sep 11, 2011 at 10:31 PM PDT
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Guru Swara Launch by Padma Vibhushan Dr. Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna

Guru Swara, a Carnatic Classical practicing tool, consisting of more than 500 Krithis by more than 40 eminent Gurus like Padma Bhushan Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana, Padma Bhushan T Ramachandran,Nityasri Mahadevan, Dr. Pantula Rama, Dr. Saraswathi Vidyardhi,Hyderabad Brothers, Hyderabad Sisters and many more. GuruSwara is inaugurated by Padma Vibhushan Dr. Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna and was followed by his grand concert at Hyderabad.

Guru Swara won may accloads from all the Carnatic Classical Gurus. They said Guru Swara will help the Carnatic Classical Music aspirants to practice different Krithis from different Gurus with perfect Shruthi and Tala. Guru Swara's assessment is very much accurate and it helps students to practice with Shruthi and Cliclk which helps them to perform with lot of confidence. Muzigle CEO Shan Appajodu,Anand Kuchibhotla-CMO Muzigle, Uday Reddy, CEO of Tanla, Satish from Tanla were also present in the launch cermony.

Guru Swara, a subscription-based offering is directed towards the very large and constantly growing segment of students who learn and practice classical music as well as music teachers. Guru Swara combines a web based service and a library of hundreds of songs/kritis (music lessons) to provide students and teachers with a compelling experience to practice and monitor their singing proficiencies respectively.



What is GuruSwara?



Guru Swara is the first of its kind online Carnatic music solution for vocal excellence that has been developed to revolutionize and transform Carnatic music practicing methodology. GuruSwara will enable the Gurus’ to give assignments and track students’ progress. Students will gain access to a huge library of various Carnatic music forms. Students can practice and assess their performance in accordance with the Carnatic music parameters like Sruti, Laya, Bhavam, Swaram, and Gamakam.



Musical Guru’s can give assignments to their students and monitor individual progress along with assignments which can be created to cater to the needs of students belonging to different levels of proficiency. Audio reviews of students can be reviewed and a grading system can be implemented and a portfolio of a student can be built making this a global virtual classroom



Students would have the convenience of practicing from home with their assigned tracks sung by their guru. Also real time assessment of technical music parameters makes the practicing time more valuable and efficient. Students can graphically see their performances which contribute to enhanced perfection and accuracy in singing added with an easy to read on-screen display of vocal notations. Also rare Carnatic music forms in the library give the students an insight into rich heritage of Carnatic Music



Challenges:



Musically inclined students naturally desire to learn classical music and most parents encourage the same. The primary obstacle for these students is lack of practice, which is necessary if they are to develop musical skills and expertise. The challenge is to find ways to ensure practice time becomes more engaging and rewarding and this is where GuruSwara comes into the picture.



There is also an increasing demand for music instructors to judge, map and document individual student achievements, vis-à-vis their peers in regular school classrooms, who can routinely provide practice tests to grade the student’s understanding of the subject. In addition, music instructors are keen to see how well their students perform on stage as the performance puts their teaching effectiveness on display for their own peers in the community to evaluate, not to forget the parents. Numerous tests and actual dry runs on GuruSwara have proven to improve performances of students noticeably.









Solution:



Guru Swara is a comprehensive music teaching and learning solution for students who practice vocal singing at school and, more importantly, at home. It enhances the time spent on learning classical music by educating the student on how a song/musical note is supposed to be sung and how well they are singing with reference to their Guru. This is done through an easy to read and pleasing visual display of the application.



This makes practicing much more interesting and engaging, ensuring students practice longer and more often.



Benefits to Gurus:



Music Teachers will have a practical way to ensure their student’s home practice time is more productive and measurable

Music teachers can use student recordings to explain the progress made by each student to their parents

GuruSwara also makes it easy for a teacher to e-mail parents a recording of their child with a note, thereby encouraging parents to be more actively involved in their child’s musical education.

Student’s understanding of their own limitations and capabilities is clear to ensure a better learning curve.

Students can work on assignments at home with GuruSwara and submit them first instead of performing in front of their teacher and peers before they are confident.



Benefits to Students:









Guru Swara analyses student performances and scores for each attempt in real time giving practice time an online video game-like appeal, thereby ensuring continued interest.

GuruSwara allows students to set any Sruti ( pitch) suitable to their voices



While practicing on their own, students are unable to gauge how they are singing. GuruSwara allows students to record their practice sessions so that they can instantly correct the erroneous parts



GuruSwara’s click track helps students hear where the pitch should be.



The GuruSwara library includes Carnatic classical, Hindustani classical and other genres. The songs rendered by reputed Gurus and professionals, are authentic and easy to practice with.



Highlights of GuruSwara Library



Vast library comprising of various carnatic music forms like Kritis, Keertanas, Javalis, Padams etc.

Categorization of the library into Abhyasagana, Sabhagana, Manodharma

Authentic details of all the tracks helps the Gurus and Students to navigate easily

All the tracks are provided with diacritical marks to make practicing easier



Accessories:



The only GuruSwara accessory is a vocal microphone headset. This microphone is inserted into the microphone input of the computer and their audio signal is routed to the GuruSwara engine for recording and assessment analysis.



About Muzigle India Pvt Ltd.,



Music is the language of universe. It has no boundaries. Music has the capability to create universal unity in diversity. Today, technological advances have made it easier than ever to create music and sell it, or give it away for free. But the big problem for aspiring musicians in this new world is finding fans that will pay for their music and other derivatives. Meanwhile, the problem for fans is finding new music that they’ll actually like, and maybe want to somehow pay for.



Muzigle enables artistes to create, collaborate and publish music and fans to discover, listen, critique, promote and purchase music. The company's fan rating system offers musicians a unique opportunity to get feedback and exposure for their songs and allow music fans to discover exciting new artists in virtually every genre of music. It wishes to connect with the grass-roots music community and focus on the company's core mission: to empower independent Lyricists, Composers and Musicians and help music fans discover new music. The company will develop new revenue streams by marketing premium services for music fans and for musicians who seek more exposure.



Muzigle provides a market place for the existing music to be purchased legally at affordable prices thus minimizing piracy. Muzigle also intends to provide online Karaoke services as well as other music derivative services like ringtones etc. Muzigle aspires to become one of the web's most popular destinations for emerging musicians and music fans. It aims to be the world's largest online music community of emerging musicians who could collaborate and create with no geographical boundaries. It wants to be the leader in an emerging market place of ‘Music Discovery’ services that helps musicians build fan bases and help them monetize their works.



Muzigle, Inc. is a California corporation based in Cupertino, California, USA. Muzigle India Pvt Ltd is a wholy owned subsidiary of Muzigle, Inc. based in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. For more information visit www.muzigle.com





About Tanla Solutions Ltd



Tanla Solutions [BSE: 532790 | NSE: TANLA] founded in the year 1999, a Hyderabad based Indian company is a leading provider of telecom solutions to Mobile Operators, Hand set Manufacturers, Content aggregators, ISVs and Media companies globally. With over 100 customers in 32 countries, Tanla provides solutions in the areas of Voice, Video, Messaging, Application/ Content Licensing and Mobile Payments and is the first company to launch 3G VAS services in India.







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