Are Song Rhythm Tracks for me?

Yes! They are for All Musicians!   New Musicians;    Experienced Musicians;     Great Musicians!   Really, any musician at all that plays songs or 'numbers' - Pianists, Guitarists, Horn Players, Singers and even Drummers.  You will love the experience and the benefit to practice, jamming and gigging.

How to practice, then how to jam?

Here are my views on how to go about practicing and jamming.

This is such an important part of the journey of becoming a musician. I wrote this down for the benefit of a musician just setting out on his journey, wanting to know what the key things were that would determine their success.  I know I certainly did not go about it the right way for many years.  I had not had any musical education as a child, but as an adult when learning music for the first time, had the benefit of a private teacher but never really addressed this important issue.

Learning Melodies in Private Practice

If you are learning a new, perhaps challenging, melody for the first time, in private practice, then sure, do count out the meter and use a metronome /

Why do these Song Rhythm Tracks sound so totally great?

These Song Rhythm Tracks do sound totally great, don’t they?

This is one of the most frequent things I hear.  The great sound quality often comes as surprise, perhaps because of the widespread familiarity everybody has with 'Midi Drum Machines', which don't satisfy in the same way as Song Rhythm TracksMidi Drum Machines and Song Rhythm Tracks are two very different products; we summarize their differences in the comparison section below.

The Song Rhythm Tracks Way

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Song, “Now’s The Time” – "Now's The Time" - 6 choruses of a 16-bar tune with a 4-bar ending, using an even-8th jazz rhythm at 250 bpm, Song Rhythm Track. Improve your #musicianship #practising with #SongRhythmTracks at As supplied on the "Jazz and Blues Sampler", Apple iOS App.

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. <a href="

Try some Song Rhythm Tracks on some Classic Country Standards

You can’t beat Song Rhythm Tracks!  Try the Classic Country Music Sampler, It is a great way to get into using the backing tracks and the App with these pre-arranged numbers,  

How can I learn about song form?

Song form is the concept that every song has been composed around a musical form or structure.   Popular song often chooses simple forms as a basis but forms can be more complex as well. A good reference on song form (structure) is the Wikipedia article, Alive Drumming aims to provide you with the easiest and most reliable methods to select or describe song form. Song Form may be selected using either (i) traditional names such as ’16