TablaLab TalaClass

TablaLab TalaClass :1 has been released for iPad. It is in the App Store and can be found here.

There’s a whole load more info and a complete version to try out in Flash over on my app site here

TalaClass shows you various rhythmic exercises so that you can understand them and use them to sharpen your skills. There are hundreds of exercises within this app.. many variations of simple ideas can be generated very easily.

Any competent musician in the Indian music tradition knows the importance of tala training. The ability to speak the beats and the microbeats of a rhythm cycle will add untold agility to your musicianship whether you are a musician of Indian music or any other genre. Anyone who needs tighter rhythm skills need look no further than the ancient methods demonstrated here.

TablaLab Riyaz for iPad

TablaLab Riyaz :1 has been released for iPad. It is in the App Store and can be found here.

There’s a whole load more info and a complete version to try out in Flash over on my app site here

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This is a phrase (or ‘bol’) trainer for assisting practice of these famous classical indian drums. This is a phrase (or ‘bol’) trainer for assisting practice of these famous classical indian drums.

“As a tabla-player myself, it became apparent to me that it would be useful to have an app which could throw out phrases for me to repeat, focussing on timing and clarity. I became aware that my practice generally focusses on one composition at a time and rarely do I try to mix up phrases. This app aims to give the player a challenge in developing a theme by repeating or improvising on a sequence of phrases as the app calls them out, in a ‘call and return’ style.”

Features include:

– Realistic instrument sound from extremely good quality samples (using over one minute of 320kbps stereo audio recorded from live tabla)

– Pitch control of instrument sounds

– Tempo control

– Over 100 pages of phrases

– Repeat control for each page which can be set to 2,3,4,8 or 99 loops

– A 2 pitch metronome synchronised to the cycle

– There’s a wide variety of phrases for most levels and abilities.

First TablaLab prototype app

This is an online app which emulates Indian Tabla and has many features to make it useful for accompaniment, for creating rhythm loops or for learning about various Indian rhythmical compositions. Use the file browser, top right to load a composition into the grid or drag and drop the bols to create your own. Then play…

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To use the app click the image above or here.

This is the first version which has bugs but is reasonably stable. I know there are a few bols missing and in fact some of the sounds could do with being a bit more specific. I have some ideas for improvements already.

Please feel free to comment, make suggestions (I’ll start a wishlist) for future amendments and features or send me compositions you’d like to add to the browser. The function buttons at the top centre will allow you to save and load patterns to your hard drive or export the cycle as a wav file.

If you like the app or find it useful please share it to Facebook with the button bottom right on the interface.

Enjoy!

FB Page is here : www.facebook.com/TablaLab please go like!

(Please note: This is a Flash app and won’t work on IOS devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod)