A Key Concept of “Song Rhythm Tracks”

Here is such a key concept behind Song Rhythm Tracks

The drumming always, always needs to follow the form of the song
Drummers know this;   Amateurish use of rhythm tracks often don’t.  https://alivedrumming.com/song-form-rhythm-tracks No getting around it, if you accompany someone on the drums you need to always be outlining the song’s form and if you arrange your own rhythm tracks, you need to do the same. [capt

The Primacy of Rhythm in practicing popular music


When learning a new piece of music, when should a musician work on getting right the rhythm and feel of the piece?



I have long believed it has to be the very first thing to get right and there's little point playing notes at all unless they are in the desired rhythm and feel.   Tempo, however, is a whole other subject - there's a lot to be said for precision and ev

Song, “Miss The Mississippi And You” – http://hearthis.at/1822525/


Song Rhythm Tracks that fits "Miss The Mississippi And You", a Classic Nashville swing waltz at 85 bpm, with an 8-bar intro', 4 choruses of 32-bar A1A2 form, with an 8-bar ending.

As supplied on the “Country Music Sampler”, Apple iOS App. https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1360761389


Enhance your #musicpractice with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com


How to get great timing? – Y.S. Bach view

“It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.”
Johann Sebastian Bach

Yep, timing is everything.  The right note played at the wrong time is the wrong note.  So how do we get a great sense of timing? By always playing with great, inspiration rhythm tracks like Song Rhythm Tracks.  You will internalise the timing on so many levels from the swing within the bar to musical structure of the song.  Without trying you will listen and learn from great rhythm artists.  You can do much the same playing along with artists recordings except you'll have to make sure you don't get in their way!


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 thousands 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 in the musical form.

They are particularly useful for music teachers and students</str

Can I cut records using Song Rhythm Tracks?

Song Rhythm Tracks uses high quality audio of great sessions drummers.   They are a good fit for inclusion into mixes of studio releasesAlive Drumming grants license to remix its tracks.  That is, you can take the Song Rhythm Tracks audio, mix with your own content, and sell that mix as your own work without paying a fee to Alive Drumming.

Alive Drumming prohibits resale or redistribution of its un-mixed, original Song Rhythm Tracks.  You cannot sell or give away these tracks unless you mix them into a new creative work.

Do your rhythmic backing tracks cut it?

With Song Rhythm Tracks you get more rhythmic backing - a lot more!

Feel inner rhythms with talented drummers laying down grooves.

 Automatically get alternate energies for bridges and middle choruses - and complete backing tracks with count-ins, intro’s and endings.

 Add whole-bar breaks and additional pushes on any beat or subdivision.

Practising with Song Rhythm Tracks is like practising with a great drummer - every time you practice!  You also get to take the recording with you everywhere and play it at a moments notice.  So convenient.

Better #musicianship #GettingIntoTheGroove #practicing with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com

“The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable.” ― W.H. Auden view

The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable ― W.H. Auden

How true! The thing is there is nothing rhythmically complex about the mechanical rhythm of drum machines.  They may impress for the first bar but after that, the sheer monotonous of them is their downfall.  Lost is all those wonderful inner rhythms that drummers develop that play out over many bars as a response to the structure, or musical form, of the song.  For that, you need recordings of great drummers over whole sections of music and truly smart arranging to bring everything together. That's what you get with Song Rhythm Tracks.

Enhance your #musicpractic

Song, “Calculadoro” – http://hearthis.at/1839575/


"Calculadoro" – 2 choruses of a user-defined form (as 20|8/8 bars) with no intro' or ending sections, using a Cha Cha Cha Latin Jazz rhythm at 135 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


Song, “Me recordaras” – http://hearthis.at/1839586/


Me recordaras” – 2 choruses of a 32-bar AABA form (as 8|8/8|8 bars) with a 2-bar intro’ and no 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

Improve your #musicianship #practising with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com

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