Bandish - Music Riyaz App 4+

Tanpura and Tabla for Vocals

Metapod LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 107 Ratings
    • Free



Recently updated! Elevate your vocal practice with new & updated Tabla taal variations, studio-quality sounds, push notifications, Tabla thekas, and many bug fixes.

Elevate your Indian classical vocal music practice with Bandish - the ultimate music companion app. Explore a world of rhythm and melody with over 30 taals and more than 200 tabla variations. Personalize your tanpura drone's shruti, creating a harmonious backdrop for your singing.

Key Features:
Studio Quality Sounds
Leverage our premium quality Tabla and Tanpura recordings for your practice

Tabla Accompaniment
Easily choose and switch between hundreds of Tabla taal variations. You can now favorite your taals for quick access.

Synced Tabla Thekas
Each Tabla taal is now synced with it’s “theka”. When you play any rhythm, the current bol is highlighed to guide you and always keep you in time.

Push Notification Reminders
Bandish takes the responsibility to nudge you to practice so that you are always on top of your music game.

Customizable Tanpura
Tailor your Tanpura's drone and shruti, synchronizing with your vocals.

Diverse Taals
Explore 30+ taals, each offering unique rhythms to enhance your Indian classical vocal skills.

User-Friendly Design
Our intuitive interface caters to students of Indian classical music, making practice enjoyable.

Accessibility Focus
Bandish ensures inclusivity, accommodating all users for a seamless experience.

Lock Screen Controls
Effortlessly manage tabla and tanpura audio for uninterrupted practice.

Ad-Free Experience
Enjoy an immersive, distraction-free musical journey with Bandish.

Beat Counter
Stay on rhythm with the new beat counter, ensuring precise practice sessions.

Convenient Audio Control
Manage tabla and tanpura audio from your lock screen for ease.

Seamless Resumption
Continue your practice right where you left off with saved settings and preferences.

User Feedback Welcome
Share your ideas and feedback through the feature request board link in the settings.

Modern Design
Enjoy a sleek, contemporary look for an engaging user experience.

We are always listening
Your feedback matters, and strive to keep on improving and updating our app. We are just getting started!

Tags: Indian Music, Vocal Training, Tanpura, Tabla, Taal, Rhythm, Drone, Shruti, Sur

What’s New

Version 1.4

We’re excited to bring you a major update to enhance your Bandish experience! Your feedback matters. This version includes several highly requested features, improvements, and bug fixes based on your valuable feedback.

Improved Tabla Sound Quality: We have significantly improved the sound quality of Tabla, offering you a richer and more authentic musical experience.

Revamped Tabla Taal Variations: All Tabla taal variations have been updated and revamped. We have also added all the basic tabla taals, giving you more options to choose from.

Quick Access to Taal Variations: Now you can change Tabla taal variations directly from the home screen, making it easier and faster to switch between different rhythms.

Displayed Tabla Thekas: The Tabla thekas are now displayed on the home screen for the taal that is playing. Additionally, the thekas are displayed when you select a taal variation, helping you stay in sync.

Favorite Your Taals: You can now favorite the taals you use most frequently, providing quick and easy access to your preferred rhythms.

Push Notification Reminders: We’ve added push notification reminders to help you stay on top of your practice routine. Bandish will nudge you to practice regularly, ensuring consistent progress.

Haptic Feedback Control: Users can now turn off haptic feedback from the settings menu, giving you more control over your app experience.

Enhanced Volume Controls: The volume controls for Tanpura and Tabla are now more discoverable, allowing for easier adjustments during your practice sessions.

Lock Screen Artwork Fix: We have fixed the issue with the artwork image on the lock screen, ensuring a seamless visual experience.

Beat Counter Sync Fix: Sync issues with the beat counter have been resolved, ensuring precise and accurate practice sessions.

Minimum Tempo Adjustment: The minimum tempo for taals is now set to 1, offering more flexibility in your practice sessions.

Bug Fixes and Enhancements: We’ve fixed many other bugs and added several tiny enhancements to improve the overall user experience.

We heard you loud and clear and have implemented these changes to make Bandish even better. Thank you for your continuous support and feedback! Keep practicing and enjoy the new features.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

Nylon Solo ,

A great practice tool!

I auditioned several apps looking for a simple device to improvise over and work on my time. This app is limited in function but with a little creativity, surprisingly useful. It’s easy to navigate and set up.
It gives you enough control over parameters to be very creative.
Well Done!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your 5-star review! We're delighted to hear that Bandish has become a valuable practice tool for you. Our goal is to provide a simple yet powerful app to help musicians like you improvise and work on your time effectively. We're glad that you find it easy to navigate and set up, and we're thrilled that you appreciate the creative control it offers. Your feedback motivates us to keep improving and providing the best experience for our users. Keep up the great work and happy music-making with Bandish! 🎶🎵

KittyCatYay ,


Bandish has provided a simple and easy way to sing. Now I don’t have to get confused by using different apps for tanpura and metronome. In fact, the Tabla is a lot better than metronome. It helps me stay on beat. I also like how you don’t have to use both. This app has not dissatisfied me in any way!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your fantastic 5-star review! We're delighted that Bandish has simplified your singing process and combined multiple tools into one convenient app. Your positive feedback motivates us to continue improving and enhancing the app for users like you. We're thrilled that Bandish has met your expectations and appreciate your support. Keep enjoying your musical journey with Bandish! 🎶🎵

Momerfish Muki! ,

Awesome app!

Have had so much fun playing around with this app! Thank you!

App Privacy

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