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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". -- Taken from YouTube below. “Poly-rhythms is about being exact but life is not about being exact”. “In life, you learn most -   when you take a step forward,… Continue reading Experiential Learning by Jacob Collier

Preview of Song Rhythm Tracks iOS app / iPhone-X (vimeo)

Song, “Secret Love” – http://hearthis.at/1785006/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/3x8a8a4b4alapopjazzfunkswdry120variation1of1allmix/

"Secret Love"  - 3 choruses of the form, "8|8/4|4" using an LA Pop Jazz Funk Swing rhythm at 120 bpm, Song Rhythm Tracks.

For more #backingtracks, check out #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com

As supplied on the "Jazz and Blues Sampler", Apple iOS App.  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1344104865

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 a

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#GettingIntoTheGroove #practicing with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com

 

How can I use the Song Rhythm Tracks? What’s my licence?

Alive 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 piece of work.

Alive Drumming appreciates artistic attribution but does not require attribution in your remixed works.  You do not need to attribute Alive Dr

Song, “Mujer ardiente” – http://hearthis.at/1839593/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/16i5x32a1a2gypsyjazzlatinevdry110variation1of1allmix/

Mujer ardiente” – 5 choruses of 32-bar A1A2 form (as 16|16 bars) with a 16-bar intro’ and no ending, using a very sparse Gypsy Latin rhythm at 110 bpm

As supplied on the “Afro-Cuban Salsa Sampler”, Apple iOS App.  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1367015786

For more #backingtracks, check out #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com

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</

The best ever – The Giant Panda release of Song Rhythm Tracks

Setlist Sharing

Arrange Holds and Pushes and

Much more!

Release 3.0 is our “User Requests” release.  https://alivedrumming.com/alive-drumming-releases-3-0-the-giant-panda-release-of-song-rhythm-tracks/    Setlist Sharing – Now you can give everybody the setlist to the next jam or gig – in seconds!  Song titles, the sequence, and exact arrangements – for every song!Add holds and pushes to your arrangements. And more.  Much more.

Song, “Maria Cristina” – http://hearthis.at/1839587/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/2i2x1x18a18a8b8bsalsasonmeddry140variation1of7allmix/

Maria Cristina” – 3 choruses of the form "18|18/8/8" with a 2-bar intro’ and no ending, using a Son Medium rhythm at 140 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

When to work on your “Rhythm”?

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

We 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 (feel and groove).   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 all 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 we have always sought out structured and inspiring rhythmic backing.  This ultimately lead to  “Song Rhythm Tracks.

Rhythm and Tim

Song, “Somebody Else On Your Mind” – http://hearthis.at/1822552/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/4i2x1x16a16a2anashvillebrusheshillbillyswingdry120variation1of1allmix/

Song Rhythm Tracks that fits "Somebody Else On Your Mind",  using a Nashville Hillbilly swing at 120 bpm, 4-bar intro', 2 choruses of a 34-bar form (16|16|2)
As supplied on the "Country Music Sampler", Apple iOS App.  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1360761389

#arrange ANY song, easily with #SongRhythmTracks   at alivedrumming.com