Pocket Raga - Tabla & Tanpura

Pocket Raga - Tabla & Tanpura


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100,000 - 500,000 downloads

  • For fans of Indian music
  • Works well, great design
  • Not for everyone, very concrete audience
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Expert's Review

"Indie music? Indian Music!"

Reviewed by / Oct 15, 2013

Play playback with traditional Indian sounds

Pocket Raga is a musical application based on an Indian style. The app pretends to create an accompaniment music from three popular Indian instruments called: tabla, tanpura and shruti.

How does it work? Add and instrument and control the pitch the way you prefer. Begin the playback and follow the rhythm until you become the master of Indian music.

Maha Labs is the developer of Pocket Raga full version and the lite one that will restrict the use after 5 minutes of radio playback (which is reset every 30 minutes).

Only for fans of classical Indian music, otherwise you won't find it useful at all. Great interface, minimalist design.

Tags: audio of tambura shruti, tabla tanpura, pocket tanpura, tanpura wallpapers, tabla tanpura rating best.

Developer's original description available here
Pocket Raga provides accompaniment music from a tabla, tanpura and a shruti box for Indian-style vocalists, instrumentalists and musicians. Serious students can use this app as a helpful tool for riyaz, or casual singers can use this to practice their rhythm and fine tune their pitch.

All of the music samples were recorded in-studio by professional musicians and are exclusive to this application. Care has been taken to ensure the highest quality audio playback, including non-destructive tempo and pitch shifting.


- Tempo (BPM)
- Pitch (Frequency, Semi tones, cents, swar)

TABLA (drums):
- Taal or Tala (including Teentaal, Dadra, Deepchandi, Ektaal and more)

TANPURA (or Tambura):
- Choose notes for strings (Sa, Re, Ga...)

SRUTI BOX (or surpeti)
- 13 individual reeds / swara

Pocket Raaga is great for anyone with interest in classical Indian, Hindustani, Carnatic, or Bollywood music. The virtual instruments (tamboura and sur peti) can be used in a concert or for riyaaz on your Droid. The tabla can even be used as a metronome for bharatanatyam or kathak!

*** DEMO ***
Audio will be restricted after 5 minutes of use. However, the restriction is reset every 30 minutes.

- Network communication: For sending user feedback and crash reports to the developers.
- Coarse location: To better understand where the application is being used.
- Phone state: To pause playback when you receive a phone call.

Recently changed in this version

Version 1.22 (1/21/2013)
- Urgent bug fix for tablets

Version 1.20 (1/20/2013)
- Added taal styles (vilambit, madhya, drut)
- Added ability to change tanpura tempo

Version 1.18 (11/22/2012)
- Louder instrument volume
- Fixed the 'no audio' bug (please re-rate if its working for you now!)

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Comments and ratings for Pocket Raga - Tabla & Tanpura
  • (16)

    by rohith r on 10/06/2014

    Great app

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    by Meet Manak on 06/06/2014


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    by Pravesh Sherchan on 31/05/2014


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    by ninad dharmadhikari on 20/05/2014

    It is not bad

  • (16)

    by Ranajit mandal on 18/05/2014

    That's nice. It helps on various aspects while riyaz.

  • (16)

    by Shweta Prabhu on 17/05/2014

    Wow! Just the he best thing for riyaz. Keep up the good work.:)

  • (16)

    by Dipak Shah on 17/05/2014

    Good one /want to send u by money order for u/r app rs 99/send u/r address Reply expecting.

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