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"Shari" ing Her Voice with Confidence

Chant for Yourself, Chant for Your Community, Chant for the World

It's hard to face our fears and touch into traumas in our voice--our Fifth Chakra. Gathering the courage to buy a harmonium, to learn to use it, and to open up...

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A Beautiful Practice of Love and Prayer

 

In this 1 minute video, Kirtan Leader Institute student Katrina Mitchell shares about her experience in the June 2022 Level 2 intensive.

Immersing herself in this practice of love and prayer - in community - touched her...

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Stops and Drones

 

What's the scoop with the knobs on your harmonium?

This videos helps you understand the difference between stops and drones, and how to work them on your instrument. 

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Fresh Tracks

Artists, including Kirtan artists, write, record and release original music... aka fresh tracks.

Back in the day we made albums. Forty or so minutes of music on good old vinyl.

Next came CD's. Still physical, and very durable....

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Chanting and Your Chakras

One of the most interesting and useful tools for to understand the human energy system is the ancient Yogic system of the chakras. The chakra system has gained popularity in the West thanks to Anodea Judith (check...

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First Time Recording Artist Gaya Shelton-Ostadi Shares Her Initial Experiences in the Studio

Brad, Ben and Gaya in the studio

Where are you when I need you, Ganesh?

This tale opens with a handful of obstacles. Nothing would stop you from wanting to professionally record a song, right? My mentor Mike Cohen, founder of...

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Skillful Ways to Approach Your Chant Practice

An email exchange with a student who has completed our EnChant Your Life and Level 1 courses led me to articulate four ways to practice your chant repertoire.
 
Hopefully this offers useful ways to...
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Thinking Kills Kirtan

For years I've wanted to create t-shirts with the words "Thinking Kills Kirtan" emblazoned across the front. The phrase came out of our Level 2 (Learn to Share Kirtan with Others) group intensives we ran multiple times per...

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Categories of Sacred Chant

Folks are often confused about the relationship between Kirtan and sacred chant. Here are a few insights...

1. Sacred chant is a broader category than Kirtan. Robert Gass's Chanting: Discovering Spirit in Sound, is a great look...

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Harmonium Taste Test

HARMONIUMS & HEADACHES

Since they were introduced in 2015, I have been enamored with the Bhava brand of harmoniums created by Old Delhi Music. Last fall I thought it might be wise to try a few others to see if they were...

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