iLehra - Lehra Nagma Player

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So you want to play tabla. Got lehra? Well, we have a whole bunch for you! Our Lehra player is just waiting to accompany you. Tired of harmonium lehras? Not to worry, he can also play the violin, flute or Santoor!

◆ Universal app - buy once and run on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch!
◆ Newly redesigned for iOS 7 & iOS 8
◆ NOTE: This does NOT play Tabla, it
◆ provides accompaniment for tabla solos

And the reviews are in:
***** "Wow, lehra in my pocket!"
***** "Fantastic, keep up the good work!"
***** "Simple yet pretty interface"
***** "Good natural sound"
***** "Great concept, EXCELLENT execution"

The Tabla is a percussion instrument widely used in Indian Classical music both as a solo instrument and as an accompaniment to vocal or instrumental music. When played as a solo instrument, the tabla is accompanied (usually on the harmonium or sarangi) by a continuous cyclical musical phrase or riff called the "Lehra" or "Nagma" (ostinato in western music) that keeps track of the "aavartan" or rythmic cycle in the chosen "taal".

iLehra was the first electronic Lehra / Nagma player for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and its now available on the iPad as well! It provides accurate as well as pleasing lehra accompaniment for a wide variety of taals and raags on the Harmonium, Santoor, Violin, or the Flute. Innovative features include tanpura auto-tuned to the chosen lehra/raag, presets, tap-tempo, metronome, and extremely intuitive controls.

See the iLehra website for a YouTube demo:

√ Plays 109 Lehras in 55+ raags for 25 taals
√ Taals included: Ada Chautaal(14), Basant Taal(9), Chartal-ki-Sawari(11), Chautaal(12), Dadra(6), Deepchandi(14), Dhamar(14), Ektaal(12), Faradost/Firdost(14), Ganesh Taal(21), Jhaptaal(10), Jhoomra(14), Keherva(8), Matta Taal(9), Pancham Sawari(15), Rudra Taal(11), Rupak(7), Sooltaal(10), Teentaal(16), as well as general lehras for 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 13, and 18 beats.
√ Beautiful, realistic lehras on Harmonium, Violin, Flute, or Santoor!
√ Full octave of pitch adjustments from C through B
√ INTEGRATED AUTO-TUNER: Auto-Tune iLehra to your tabla, or use it to tune other instruments (microphone capability required such as iPhone built-in mic or 2nd/3rd generation iPod Touch with external microphone)
√ BACKGROUND PLAY: Start playing the lehra and switch to another app, or play along with iPod music
√ TAP TEMPO: just tap the beats on the bottom display and watch iLehra sync up!
√ PRESETS: save your frequently-used combinations of pitch, taal, lehra, instrument & tempo as named presets. And now you can also export/import presets via email or iTunes File Sharing.
√ Extremely accurate tempo tested to within 1 milli-second
√ Each lehra has three variations for slow, medium and fast tempos for more natural-sounding lehras
√ Beautiful tanpura auto-tuned to pitch and raag of lehra
√ Optional Metronome click-track with different sounds for matras, taalis & khaalis
√ Wide range of tempo from 15 to 500 bpm
√ Automatic range selection (vilambit, madhya, drut) based on tempo slider
√ Extremely precise control of fine-tuning and tempo by clicking on the slider endpoints (- or +). Every click changes the tempo by 1 cent or 1 bpm
√ x/2 & 2x buttons to quickly halve or double the tempo
√ For even easier control, simply double-tap on the pitch or tempo slider to get a popup picker wheel
√ Displays current matra being played
√ Can be used with speakers, headset, or the internal speaker. A high-quality speaker dock or bluetooth speaker is recommended for maximum effect.

iLehra - Lehra Nagma Player App Description & Overview

The applications iLehra - Lehra Nagma Player was published in the category Music on 2009-10-07 and was developed by Prasad Upasani. The file size is 40.07 MB. The current version is 9.2.2 and works well on 6.0 and high ios versions.

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iLehra - Lehra Nagma Player Reviews

dr bravo

Average  dr bravo  2 star

The tanpura is brilliant but I thought it would have tabla beats as per taaal, not very useful


Good but  chrisfarstad  4 star

Needs Audiobus support!


Great app  Anjemsmxm  5 star

Very well designed and easy to use. Very helpful.


Awesome app!  Ommmmshanti  5 star

I love this app. I'm always using it for my tabla practice and find it has been very beneficial. I've recommended it to several other tabla students.


Very good  valloy  5 star

This is a very good app been using this from its inception. Glad to see this big update. It's not cheap but the sounds are spot on and to me that's worth every penny.


excellent app. could use better quality instruments.  shilpshilps  5 star

This app is excellent! It's simple, intuitive, and makes riyaz quite enjoyable. It is worth the price! The santo or is amazing. Also the app is frequently updated. I highly recommend it. Just note that the quality of the violin and flute is pretty bad. They sound extremely synthetic and are unpleasant to listen to. I hope they improve them in the future.


Great App  Pohar  4 star

This is a very helpful app towards any percussionist. The only thing is that more instruments should be added for the lehra like sarangi, eraj,dilruba etc


Great!  Tallisynapse  5 star

Amazing app. Very user-friendly, good sound, LOVE the integrated tuner... And if you turn the tampura off it's also good for practicing western music. And comparatively well-priced; a similar cycle subdivider used by music educators called "dr. Beat" usually costs around $100. Thank you!

Daniel Scott

Good App!!!  Daniel Scott  4 star

I really like this app. It's very helpful for people who play the tabla but don't have a partner to play the lehra. The reason why I gave this app 4 star and not 5 star is because the Santoor excellent and sound very realistic but the Harmonium, flute and the violin don't sound very realistic. Hope they will do something about this issue in upcoming updates... Also this App is very expensive !!!


Great start  Texsingh  4 star

Please keep working on audio sample quality for natural sound for Tabla & Violin. Would be great to have more presets with multiple Antaras so it is less monotonous.


Quality riyaz app.. worth every dollar!  nilatabla  5 star

Works like a dream..Truly real sound and perfectly on time. Cant express how good its been to have on the go and not have to carry my lehera box & great display..Thanks again for taking the time out to make it. Nila


Best app ever (for tabla nuts)  whatdoilike  4 star

I use this app every time I play tabla. The timing is perfect. There are also many raags to choose from, so you'll never get bored and you can even match them to your mood! This app just keeps getting better. I am very happy with the continued support by the developer. It is well worth the price. Looks great on the iphone4. Perhaps the only thing I would suggest is to make the tuning buttons (which I hardly ever use) smaller, and the tempo buttons (which I use all the time) BIGGER. It is too easy to press one of the menu buttons when trying to change the tempo. Thankyou very much for developing this exceptionally useful app for all tabla nerds out there. dha ti dhagena dha tirakita dhage tirakita tina kena!

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