iLehra - Lehra Nagma Player

Last modified
Friday, June 25, 2021

Description of App

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 ◆ WITH INTEGRATED AUTO-TUNER! ◆ 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" ________________________________________ ◆ ABOUT THE TABLA & LEHRA ◆ 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". ________________________________________ ◆ AND NOW PRESENTING - iLehra ◆ 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: ________________________________________ ◆ KEY FEATURES ◆ √ 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. ________________________________________


Version 9.2.2

Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version

IOS 14.6

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPod Touch

Accessibility Comments

This app is very accessible with voiceover and very easy to use.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

Great app for tabla Accompaniment


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