What song forms does Alive Drumming support?

We support all the popular, essential song forms by name - 12 bar blues, 16 bar tunes, 32-bar A1A2 and 32-bar AABA, and about 30 other less common also by name.    The list is increasing!  We also support identifying these same song forms using stick notation.  This simply specifies section lengths in bars, for example, '8|8/8|8', where 'bridge' sections are preceded by a '/' instead of '|'. Additionally, we support user-defined song forms using stick notation, repeats, and concatenation of up to four (4) parts</

Version 4 of Song Rhythm Tracks released

Song Rhythm Tracks has been available at release 4 since late last year and now the final sampler app, “Classic Country Music” has just been released. The changes have been received well. Here’s a summary.

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Here is the app on an iPhone showing three setlists, with two having been folded away. The three setlists contain tracks of 'sampler' apps.

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How can I get these Song Rhythm Tracks? Are they available on Amazon or iTunes?

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illustration Louis Armstrong

The tracks are available via Apple iOS mobile App and will later be available via an Android mobile app.

The huge permutations of song forms and rhythms available means the traditional audio file distribution channels of iTunes and Amazon do not fit this new medium of Song Rhythm Tracks.

In particular, Amazon and iTunes do not accommodate the additional assistance that is required for musician's to select the appropriate track.

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Song Rhythm Tracks Goes Unlimited Downloads!

It is almost October 2021 and Alive Drumming's premier iOS app, "Song Rhythm Tracks" has changed to the "unlimited downloads" commercial model.

Alive Drumming's journey with Song Rhythm Tracks is almost 5 years in, starting with a desire to provide an easy-to-use mobile app for creating rhythmic backing tracks, Alive Drumming continues to add more and more usability features with every iteration of the app. It is a long list, but this year Alive Drumming takes a new turn with a new commercial model for the app and a new product on the horizon.

Reducing Friction

We feel our backing tracks are the highest quality and most flexible backing tracks av

Why Song Form with Rhythm Tracks?

Check out the article above, "Dealing wi

Song Rhythm Tracks Goes Unlimited Downloads!

It is almost October 2021 and Alive Drumming's premier iOS app, "Song Rhythm Tracks" has changed to the "unlimited downloads" commercial model. Alive Drumming's journey with Song Rhythm Tracks is almost 5 years in, starting with a desire to provide an easy-to-use mobile app for creating rhythmic backing tracks, Alive Drumming continues to add more… Continue reading Song Rhythm Tracks Goes Unlimited Downloads!

Version 4.0 of Song Rhythm Tracks

Song Rhythm Tracks and its companion 'sampler' apps have been out at release 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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Could you give me some examples of Song Forms?

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writing on a score

Song Forms for a number of songs are here

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Would Alive Drumming include this extra rhythm?

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

Which app should I get, Song Rhythm Tracks or one of the Sampler apps?

Short answer - Any will do just fine!.

Same Functionality

They all have exactly the same functionalitySong Rhythm Tracks app tends to be the first when a new release comes out but the Sampler apps follow shortly afterwards.

Everything described on the website, in the videos, tutorials and user guides applies equally to the Song Rhythm Tracks app and the Sampler apps.

Choose your factory tracks

Each of the apps comes with a different set of inbuilt factory tracks.

Song Rhythm Tracks has about 5 tracks.  This helps new users immediately get the idea of the app.  They can easily be deleted by swiping each left one at a time and there are only about 5 of them.

Sampler apps have more inbuilt factory tracks, abou