Song, “Black Orpheus” – This song is also known as, "Manhã de Carnaval" , and "Orfeu Negro", and "Morning of Carnival" 4 choruses of a 32-bar A1A2 form with a 4-bar ending using a sophisticated Bossa Rhythm at 120 bpm, Song Rhythm Track. #GettingIntoTheGroove #practicing with #SongRhythmTracks Check out Alive Drumming  at As supplied on the "Jazz and Blues Sampler", Apple iOS App.

Song, “Secret Love” –

"Secret Love" - 3 choruses of the form, "8|8/4|4" using an LA Pop Jazz Funk Swing rhythm at 120 bpm, Song Rhythm Tracks.

#arrange ANY song, easily with #SongRhythmTracks at

As supplied on the "Jazz and Blues Sampler", Apple iOS App.

Just how far do Song Rhythm Tracks go?

Alive Drumming aims to cover all regions, countries, languages, and cultures.  Embracing the widest possible diversity is what Alive Drumming is all about.

Rhythms - Mainly Western rhythms currently, we will adopt more from the East over time.  If we haven’t adopted yours yet, we aim to in the future.  If you want yours to be supported now, why not contact us at  Check out our current list of rhythmic styles at –

Languages - Currently we support ~ 20. We will add more over time.


Song, “Leaving On A Jet Plane” –

Song Rhythm Tracks that fits "Leaving On A Jet Plane", using a Nashville Pop ballad groove at 65 bpm, with a 4-bar intro', 3 choruses of a 32-bar A1A2 form (16|16), and an 8-bar ending.

As supplied on the "Old Country Music Sampler", Apple iOS App.,

#GettingIntoTheGroove #practicing with #SongRhythmTracks at


Alive Drumming’s Smart Web Services with Elixir, Phoenix and GCP

Ever wondered what technology lies behind Alive Drumming's smart web services? Here's the gist -

Alive Drumming's smart web services have been engineered in the Elixir programming language.  The web service supplies Alive Drumming's fully arranged rhythm tracks constructed from multiple takes of long-form audio of very talented drummers.

Simply put, this service

  1. Parses a web request,
  2. Determines the arrangement structure of the requested track,
  3. Creates the audio-engineering scripts to splice slices of the long-form audio into the res

A musician’s arranger that talks your language

A MUSICIAN’S ARRANGER – That’s what I call this App. Why? Because the problem with everything else I’ve seen is that we musician’s use one language when we speak of our arrangements and the App always speaks another language. When you sit down with your buddy musos and someone calls a tune, what do you say? You might say let’s play this or that tune, and if you’ve all played it together before everyone will know how it is arranged. But if it is not a tune you’ve all played together before, what then? I expect the leader will call the tempo to be used – medium fast say and perhaps the feel also – Bossa or Reggae or whatever and whether there’ll be an intro or you go straight in from the top. You might agree the number of choruses then as well and perhaps the order of solos as well. Well, its that’s sort of language you want from your backing tracks as well. You want to know if there’s an intro and if so how long it is. You want to know the num

Song, “Dearly Beloved” –

5 choruses of a 32-bar form (8|8|8|8) with an 8-bar ending using an older jazz 146 bpm rhythm, Song Rhythm Track.

For more #backingtracks, check out #SongRhythmTracks  at

As supplied on the "Jazz and Blues Sampler", Apple iOS App.

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