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
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
A study published in Frontiers in Psychology found that musical training can enhance young children's reading skills and executive functioning. The study participants were 6-year-olds who had never received any formal music lessons. After eight months of regular music classes, the children showed significant improvements in their reading ability and executive function compared to a control group of children who did not receive musical training.
"Songs, rhythms and rhyme can profoundly affect early development. They can provide a fun and stimulating way to interact with your child and support their cognitive, linguistic and emotional development," says mum, linguist, and writer Olivia Jones of Author Flair.
Afro-Cuban Salsa Sampler has the same facilities as the standard Song Rhythm Tracks App but comes pre-installed with over 20 Afro-Cuban Salsa arrangements and an allocation of 4 downloads for your own arrangements, with more are available via In-App Purchasing. What an opportunity to sample some arrangements of these great Afro-Cuban rhythms before using the App for your
Check out Alive Drumming's first 'Sampler' edition of the 'Song Rhythm Tracks (SRT)' iOS App, the "Jazz and Blues Sampler".
Jazz and Blues Sampler has the same facilities as the standard App. Still, it comes pre-installed with 20+ Jazz and Blues arrangements and an allocation of 4 downloads for your arrangements (more are available via In-App Purchasing). What an opportunity to sample arrangements of these well-known standards before using the App for your arrangements! It's the same Song Rhythm Tracks App with the
If we don't already include a particular rhythm, we would like to work with a drummer to include it. This involves making high-quality audio recordings of the drumming at multiple tempos including multiple shots and fills used in turnarounds. The audio recording will be analyzed to identify where the various aspects occur and the preference level of each occurrence. This is the basis for Alive Drumming to incorporate additional rhythms into their Song Rhythm Tracks. If you are a drummer and have a rhythm you'd like to be represented please email <a href="mailto:feedback@alive-drumm
Song Rhythm Tracks and its companion 'sampler' apps have been out at release four (4)since late last year, and the final sampler, "Classic Country Music", has just been released. The changes have been received well. Here's a summary.
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