Chanters and teachers of Vedic recensions recognize Sāmaveda to be the most authentic and original source of vocalizations and voice training using sound partitions. The hymns of R̥gveda are known to be exquisite divine offerings through the Vāņī, or the essence of speech expressing devotional thoughts through the vocalization of intonated mantra. However, the essence of these hymns is the psalm rendering those Rik sounds into Sāman by way of intonated chanting and stylized singing. This singing of Sāman mantra is known as Sāma-gāna (singing of psalms). Sublime expression of the Sāma-gāna through vocalization is hailed as the highest virtue that is balancing the deep silence. Sublimation through Sāma chanting and singing has been recognized as a way to moxa or deliverance from the cycle of death and rebirth.
Sublime chanting and intonated singing of āraṇya-gānaṃ from the Jaiminīya branch, Sāma Veda by Vedic chanters of south India