iShala 4+

Indian music practice (riyaaz‪)‬

Swar Systems

Designed for iPad

    • $12.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



iShala is an Indian music mobile app that provides flawless accompaniment for classical music practice, be it vocal, instrumental or rhythmic. It features:

• tanpura (x6)
• tabla
• swarmandal
• harmonium
• manjeera (x3)

all fully customisable in practice sessions that can then be loaded on demand. It effectively replaces a tabla machine, a lehra player and an electronic tanpura. It is therefore an ideal tool for anyone practicing Indian classical music, or just wishing to jam along virtual Indian musicians on any other musical style.

iShala includes over 60 rhythmic cycles, melodies in more than 110 ragas and 7 different tempos. You can also create your own ragas and fine-tune each of their notes at micro-tones (or shrutis) level. Possible combinations are thus nothing short of endless!

Along with accompaniment, iShala now also corrects your pitch*! Sing/play freely or over a harmonium melody and iShala will highlight any discrepancy from the correct note. This is an incredible tool to improve your pitch accuracy.

iShala has a pay once, use forever policy. A Premium* In-App purchase option gives you additional functionality under the same terms.

* Included with PREMIUM option (In-App Purchase):

• 4 additional tanpuras
• a low pitch tabla
• 3 additional manjeeras
• pitch detection to make sure you sing/play on the right note
• autotune session by pitch recognition

Some sweet words from our users:

"Best tanpura app. Concert like. Fully satisfied. I think incomparable with others. Price also reasonable compared to others. Anyone can perform even on stage with this app."

"Amazing tool for your daily solo practice. Thanks for this help for music students. Love it, God bless"

"This app is best investment for Indian classical musicians. I own this app for almost 4 years and I would say it's value for money. It is best app for riyaz with amazing tabla and tanpura."

"After using this app for more than 1 year I am writing genuine review about this app. Wonderful service from the team. Even when I had queries and when I was in need of assistance, they replied through Email and helped me within 10 minutes. App is wonderful which I am using for my music practice, it's helping me a lot. If u are a true music learner, I would recommend this. Thanks a lot to the team members and developers of this IShala app."

"Excellent app. Best for riyaz. Fine sounds. Perfectly tuned instruments."

"Just one word... Perfect !!"

"Excellent App. Wonderful to do Riyaz with this App. Best on the market. Well worth the price. Well done to the developers."


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What’s New

Version 4.0.11

- Settings: Auto check-box allows for improved AUTO tune button to adjust global pitch as well
- Settings: now allows alternating between 440 and 432 Hz tuning
- New mic icon on top right corner (Premium only) allows for turning off mic when not used. Should solve issue appearing with iOS 17 on certain bluetooth devices
- New rhythmic cycles (Gandharva, Ikwai and Vivek taals)
- Raga > Edit: shruti sliders now show value in Cents

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

TejasZodage ,

Can’t tune avroha strings in Swar Mandal.

Great app. Amazing for practice. Please fix this bug. I can not tune the Swar Mandal for avroha. I can tune for only Aroha. I’ll immediately update 4stars to 5. :)

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for the positive review (they are so rare;-). We tried the Tune option in Swarmandal tab, and are able to change the strings for both Aroha and Avaroha. Does that not work at your end?Just one thing you may have missed is that the Manual strings option displays the strings according to the last button pressed (Aroha or Avaroha). If this doesn't help, please email us to

LindaT108 ,

Great all-in-one app for practicing Indian classical vocal!

I was thrilled to find this app that has worked very well for my purposes—learning Indian classical singing. I appreciate that the interface is intuitive and easy to use. I find it has the functionality I need to practice any of the ragas I am learning in different tals and at different tempos. The large numerical display of each beat has helped me tremendously. I have seen improvements in the app in the last 3 years since I started using it. I encourage others to check out the latest version and not rely on old reviews.

Hone$t Reviewer ,

App needs huge improvements for iOS

The app is handy for doing riyaz no doubt, but for the price which you’re charging people for buying this app, it needs a lot of work for iOS platform. It keeps crashing everytime a user tries to change any settings. There is no point in spending $10 for premium on top of the $13 for the basic download of the app if it fails to stay open while doing riyaz. Please work on updating this app for iOS platform.

Developer Response ,

Hi, sorry about the problems you are facing. Please email us to and we'll assist you swiftly.

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