BDTA: Tabla app (review)

Screenshot of the Tabla iPhone app

Sometimes apps can be fun and educational, and the Tabla app by Fredo fits that definition. This onscreen drum also comes with a digital drum pad, finger cymbals and a bellydancer who moves with each beat, as well as full in-app instructions that teach you how to play your iPhone like a real drum.

While the lite (aka free) version gives you only a doum and a tek, the full version allows you to use all five parts of the drum and finger cymbals to play along to your favorite songs on the iPod, or to pick out new rhythms.

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

What can I expect to hear? Doum doum tek-a tek doum tek-a tek tek-a…

What kind of dancers would like this app? All kinds of dancers and musicians.

Recommended by Najla? yes

Price: Lite version, free. Full version, $1.99

Where can I get it? Download Tabla on iTunes

PS. What rhythm was that?

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