Having words (or a notation) for something changes everything. In mathematics, the concept of zero brought big advances. Nowadays the concept of percentage (%) is everywhere - nobody feels uncomfortable with it. It's even a standard key on the keyboard! Musicians have been referring to popular song forms by name for a long time. Isn't it time we allowed for a way for all song-forms to be described, not just the popular ones? Rock-on, "stick notation" - see - <a href="https://alivedrumming.com/user-c
Whether it is your first stab at a melody, woodshedding or bringing it together with your buddies, at Alive Drumming we are convinced how one practices is the key to success.And what is the best way? Here is a popular article on “How to Practice, then How to Jam” – http://alive-drumming.org/how-to-practice-then-how-to-jam/ http://alive-drumming.org/how-to-practice-then-how-to-jam/
Inspiration? Some days there are no fish. Your best work comes when you get yourself out of the way - one's vanities, egos and fears - John WilliamsLose yourself in the music. Try playing along to great rhythm tracks from talented artists.
Here is a wonderful songbook by Paul Hardy of well-known Christmas Carols released under Creative Commons "Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike" licence (c) 2012http://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 the
Rhythm Tracks for your songs!
Check out the Song Rhythm Tracks app on the Apple App Store. For user guides and video tutorials, see – http://alive-drumming.org/home/songform-rhythm-tracks/
You can’t beat Song Rhythm Tracks! Try the Jazz and Blues Sampler! Some great numbers already arranged, https://alivedrumming.com/try-song-rhythm-tracks-no-cost-limited-time-offer-jazz-blues-sampler/
Try #jamming with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com
How does inspiration come? Sort of like water having to go through a rusty pipe, it comes out a different colour. On the way through, I get some of my bits in. Sometimes it gets to be more me and that's probably not as good
- Iggy Pop
Get inspired. Lose yourself in the music.