What makes Rhythmic Backing Tracks usable?

This is what makes rhythm tracks usable – 1 – Great music—> Based on recordings of top session drummers2 – Arranged to the song —> Created using masses of meta-data and smart arranging3 – Available in many rhythmic styles—> Massive library – 1,000s of rhythms4 – Inexpensive—> Less than $1 / track5 – Accessible – available quickly and easily—> Less than 30 seconds to select a track.   Mobile… Continue reading What makes Rhythmic Backing Tracks usable?

Why Song Form with Rhythm Tracks?


Check out the article above, "Dealing with Song Forms: Tips for Drummers" from the Learn Jazz Standards website. It is great advice for drummers on how to reinforce the song form while drumming.

Ever wondered why "Song Rhythm Tracks", and not just, "<span s

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 even playing tunes at markedly different tempos to internalize the piece better.

Timing is the bedrock of music:  "When a note is struck at the wrong time, it's the wrong note".  Getting playing in the right rhythm as soon as possible is why I've always sought out structured and inspiring rhythmic backing.  This ultimately lead to  "Song Rhythm Tracks".

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Experiential Learning by Jacob Collier

Jacob Collier

Here’s what Jacob has to say about learning how to gain great rhythmic abilities, For me, experiential learning is way, way more important than intellectual learning. “Poly-rhythms is about being exact but life is not about being exact”. “In life, you learn most -   when you take a step forward, when you get started doing… Continue reading Experiential Learning by Jacob Collier

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 1000's 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 the musical form.

They are particularly useful for music teachers and students as t

Could you give me some examples of Song Forms?

writing on a score
writing on a score

Song Forms for a number of songs are here

Musicianship, Song Rhythm Tracks, SongForm, Website

Song Rhythm Tracks – Users’ Testimonials

We canvassed some opinions from social media.  It is always interesting to see how others view Song Rhythm Tracks.  See what you think.

No.1 for Musician's Usability

      Ethan - Kyoto, Japan. Sax player. Plays pop, rock, blues, jazz, bop, ballads, everything really

Ethan Algan
Ethan Algan

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