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

tablaLabRiyaz

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.