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RiyazStudio Semi-Classical - Sugam Sangeet 
RiyazStudio Semi-Classical brings much of the huge variety of light music taals to your daily practice. You can add it to your existing RiyazStudio installation or - if you don't use classical taals - install it on it's own.

It includes over 200 specially recorded variations of Keherwa (encompassing Bhajani, Qawwali and Ghazal theka) Dadra, Rupak, Addhatal, Deepchandi and Jat.   Who's playing?

As well as covering a wide range of styles, RiyazStudio Semi-Classical also groups together similar variations to provide the subtle rhythmic modulations of a real tabla player. So if you sing or play light music (devotional songs, thumri, ghazals, filmi songs, dhuns...) it'll make your riyaz a rewarding preparation for performance with live tabla.

Practice examples with RiyazStudio Semi-Classical:
RiyazStudio currently plays just tanpura and tabla - the flute in these examples merely illustrates how the software might be used. If you'd like to respond to these videos, or if your connection's slow, visit their lower-bitrate YouTube incarnation

Current video clip: Bhajani, Qawwali and filmi Ghazal
The name Keherwa covers a diverse range of 4 and 8 beat rhythms. Here are a few of the ones included in RiyazStudio Semi-Classical; Bhajan, Qawwali and filmi Ghazal.

We've also transformed RiyazStudio's control over your practice sessions, adding:
  • User Settings to recall your favourite combinations of Taal, Laya, Tanpura and Pitch.
  • Variation Programming to create a sequence for a particular song or practice session - playing specific variations in an order of your choice or randomly selecting between similar variations to provide a constantly changing accompaniment.
    - program gradual or stepped tempo changes into your practice session.
    - import User Settings to share in others' variation programming.
  • Additional (Ga and Da) options for tabla tuning, and a "boost tabla" button that increases the tabla volume and emphasizes its melodic character.
  • Smooth resizing of the RiyazStudio window and its contents (and changing the 'taal count' font size); so you can hide it in the corner of the screen or make it visible across a classroom.

View the RiyazStudio Semi-Classical Help File            Download and Install

US $29.90 - upgrade a two-computer Standard Registration to cover RiyazStudio Semi-Classical
US $39.95 - purchase a stand-alone Semi-Classical Registration
We continue to offer our 30-day money back guarantee.
To reverse a registration upgrade just send us an email.

Purchase now or just follow the links after downloading and installing.
Many of the new features will work prior to upgrading your existing registration - but the new tabla samples won't be playable.

  • The RiyazStudio Semi-Classical installation program is 74.2 MB in size - taking around 25 minutes to download with a 512 KBits/second broadband connection.
  • When asked "Do you want to run or save this file?", choose Save - and then Run the installation program RS_SemiClassical1_00d.exe when it has fully downloaded.
  • Install in the same location as your Standard RiyazStudio: the combined installation will contain the taals of both versions.
  • When fully installed, RiyazStudio Semi-Classical's sound files occupy an extra 500MB space on your hard disk.
If the download ends before the full 74.2 MB has downloaded, or you get messages such as "not a valid win32 application" or "checksum mismatch", try using the free download manager DownloadExpress that's linked to on the download page - or any other download manager.
This will ensure that your RiyazStudio download is complete and uncorrupted.
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