Is the sweet, melodious voice slowly going out of fashion?
Does the shift in female playback singing towards unusual voices and vocal ranges signal the end of the sweet, melodious sound?
As a child, Shilpa Rao often asked her father how her voice sounded. Her father, a Hindustani classical singer, always told her: “You are great. Your rhythm sense is superb!” But Rao was not satisfied. Her father had not answered her question about her voice.