Practice MP3s for Ananda Singers

For convenience, here you’ll find copies of the same MP3s that are available on the main Ananda Music Site. Login: anandamusic/123456. The difference is that the Ananda site is tightly controlled for musical correctness (hence fewer MP3s), whereas AnandaGarden serves singers who need MP3s, even if there are (rare) wrong notes.

To find a song quickly, use the Search feature (sidebar at right).
  1. MP3 Parts. (Use menu above.)
  2. Sheet Music for Each Voice. Download a PDF of all the Ananda music for your voice (SATB). You’ll need to log in:  anandamusic/123456.
  3. Complete Ananda Choir Music Collection (PDF). A 400-page PDF containing all of the sheet music for  Swamiji”s pieces for choir and smaller groups (SATB format). The latest version, incorporating all of the changes Swamiji made to the lyrics in April 2013. Can be used on tablets, or saved to your computer for reference or printing. NOTE: If the first score (A New Tomorrow) doesn’t print properly from your browser’s PDF plugin (notes mis-drawn), download the file to your desktop and open it with Adobe Reader. It should print fine.)
  4. Everybodyland (unison songs, e.g., Mañana). Important — includes Swamiji’s changes to the lyrics of many songs, April 2013.
  5. Miscellaneous Parts (Hallelujah, carols, etc.)… (See also Christmas Music – Palo Alto 2012.)
  6. Heartland. Links to professional performances that open the heart and inspire us to improve.
  7. Learningland. Includes Swami Kriyananda’s advice to singers, tips for warming up the voice; etc.
  8. Sheet Music (Individual Parts). PDFs of 57 songs. Each set includes one part. It’s a convenient, compact way to print the music: Soprano | Alto | Tenor | Bass
  9. Guitar Accompaniments lovingly maintained by Dambara.
  10. Swami Kriyananda’s talk for Ananda singers: how to use the voice to uplift and inspire (15.5 MB MP3)
  11. Ananda Music on Video: Ananda songs on YouTube
  12. For Directors. Resources for Ananda music directors: sample concert programs, annual schedules, etc.
  13. Interviews (PDF). Rambhakta interviewed Ananda music directors and performers around the world.
  14. A list of Ananda music (MS Word). Names of 282 vocal pieces in a list that you can download, edit to your liking, and print to keep in your car. Learn, practice, and soar in spirit as you drive
  15. Voice Lessons. Ramesha’s Vocal Bliss site offers free resources including instructional videos. A professional singer, violinist, and long-time Ananda member, Ramesha is a highly recommended guide for those wanting to prepare their voices to perform, with a focus on channeling inspiration.
  16. The Sacred Art of Singing. Advice from Ananda music director David Eby on finding inner attunement with the Divine and singing with inspiration.
  17. The O God Beautiful website  by Dambara.  73 harmonium videos of every chant in the Ananda Chants book; 4 “beginner” videos showing how to set up and play a harmonium; 65 guitar accompaniment scores; 6 Festival of Light guitar videos; and 31 guitar accompaniment videos by Jake & Lewis.
  18. Palo Alto Music Schedule Online
  19. Ananda Harmonium Practice Videos. Brahmachari Tandava takes you step by step through 10 popular Ananda chants, learning the melody first, then drone, then chords, then words; plus a video by Dambara showing Swami’s “chord version” of Door of My Heart.

If you acquire a practice MP3 that you would like to share, you can send it to Rambhakta via YouSendit.com or another big-file transfer service. It will be posted promptly. See his email address under #17 above; you’ll need it for file transfers.

Special thanks to Jeffrey Phillips, Chaitanya, Jeannie, Dambara, Karen, and David Eby for recording many wonderful MP3s.