Here’s what Eloa thinks on Song Rhythm Tracks – http://mvnt.us/m843558

Drum Machines don’t work end-to-end. They’re not performance-ready – So I just use this one App and it’s fast and reliable for me during performance. Totally love this app. - Eloa, Brazil
  https://alive-drumming.org/testimonial/drum-machines-dont-work-end-to-end-theyre-not-performance-ready-2/

Song, “Song For Maura” – https://hearthis.at/1839546/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/8i5x32a1a24emambofulldry150variation2of8allmix/

“Song For Maura” – 5 choruses of 32-bar A1A2 form (as 16|16 bars) with an 8-bar intro’ and a 4-bar ending, using a Mambo rhythm at 150 bpm
As supplied on the "Afro-Cuban Salsa Sampler", Apple iOS App.  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1367015786 #GettingIntoTheGroove #practicing with #SongRhythmTracks
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Song, “Leaving On A Jet Plane” – http://hearthis.at/1822570/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/4i2x32aabanashpopballaddry065variation11of12allmix/ Song Rhythm Tracks that fits "Leaving On A Jet Plane", using a Nashville Pop Ballad at 65 bpm with a 4-bar intro and, 2 choruses of 32-bar AABA form (8|8/8|8) As supplied on the “Country Music Sampler”, Apple iOS App. https://alivedrumming.com/old-country-music-sampler-ios-app-released-by-alive-drumming/ #GettingIntoTheGroove #practicing with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com  

Song, “Watermelon Man” – http://hearthis.at/1784948/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/5x16bbbluesbbeven8dry085variation6of7allmix/ "Watermelon Man" -  Fits any 16-bar tune that you'd like to play with an even-8th 85 bpm tempo.  Here with a Bluey rhythm that is laid back but busy. As supplied on the "Jazz and Blues Sampler", Apple iOS App.  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1344104865 #arrange ANY song, easily with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com  

Who are Song Rhythm Tracks for?

All Musicians!   New Musicians;    Experienced Musicians;     Great Musicians; Really, any musician including Pianists, Guitarists, Horn Players, Singers and even Drummers. The tracks can be used for practice, jamming, gigging and cutting a release. They cover a wide selection of musical genres with 1000's of rhythms available. They are best for musicians who play songs or 'numbers'  and wish to have an inspiring rhythmic accompaniment that fits the song they are playing, both rhythmically and the musical form. They are particularly useful for music teachers and students a

New Song Rhythm Tracks Version 2.0 Basic Features Tutorial Released

Alive Drumming releases tutorial video for the basic features of using the iOS App Version 2.0.  The video uses an iPhone 6, but, other than the layout, it's the same for all iOS devices.

It's good to have the features described and see the walkthrough on the App at the same time.   There's another tutorial video coming up as well for the arrangement and setlists features.       Alive Drumming

Free Christmas Carols songbook

Here is a wonderful songbook by Paul Hardy of well-known Christmas Carols released under Creative Commons "Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike" licence (c) 2012

https://alive-drumming.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/pgh_xmas_tunebook-2018-12.pdf

The PDF - https://alive-drumming.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/pgh_xmas_tunebook-2018-12.pdf

What we like so much is that the format is so minimal and straight-forward, with a simply-written melody, chord symbols and a single verse of lyrics.   Great for busking or developing one's own arrangement. What's more, they print beautifully as

Song, “El Guararey de Pastora” – http://hearthis.at/1839571/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/2x1x8a8a10b10b8esalsasongodry210variation5of9allmix/

El Guararey de Pastora”  – 2 choruses of a user-defined form (as 8|8/10/10 bars) with no intro and an 8-bar ending, using a Songo rhythm at 210 bpm

As supplied on the “Afro-Cuban Salsa Sampler”, Apple iOS App.  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1367015786

#arrange ANY song, easily with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com

How can I get these Song Rhythm Tracks? Are they available on Amazon or iTunes?

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The tracks are available via Apple iOS mobile App and will later be available via an Android mobile app.

The huge permutations of song forms and rhythms available means the traditional audio file distribution channels of iTunes and Amazon do not fit this new medium of Song Rhythm Tracks.

In particular, Amazon and iTunes do not accommodate the additional assistance that is required for musician's to select the appropriate track.

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Song, “El Guararey de Pastora” – http://hearthis.at/1839571/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/2x1x8a8a10b10b8esalsasongodry210variation5of9allmix/

El Guararey de Pastora”  – 2 choruses of a user-defined form (as 8|8/10/10 bars) with no intro and an 8-bar ending, using a Songo rhythm at 210 bpm

As supplied on the “Afro-Cuban Salsa Sampler”, Apple iOS App.  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1367015786

#arrange ANY song, easily with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com