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

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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!


Song, “How High The Moon” –

Jazz Standard tune, “How High The Moon“,  an older style Jazz rhythm at 100 b.p.m.
4 Choruses of a 32-bar A1A2 form (16|16)

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Song, “Take The ‘A’ Train” –

"Take The 'A' Train" - An 8-bar intro, 5 choruses of 32-bar A1A2 form using an older style jazz rhythm at 146 bpm Song Rhythm Track

As supplied on the "Jazz and Blues Sampler", Apple iOS App.

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Song, ” I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free” –

" I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free" -   6 Choruses of a 16-bar tune (4 x 4-bar phrases) and a 4-bar ending using a light LA Pop even-8th rhythm, Song Rhythm Track

As supplied on the "Jazz and Blues Sampler", Apple iOS App.

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Song, “Cottonfields” –

Song Rhythm Tracks that fits "Cottonfields", using a Nashville Country Skip rhythm at 140 bpm, with a 4-bar intro' and 2 choruses of 32-bar A1A2 form.

As supplied on the “Country Music Sampler”, Apple iOS App.

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Are Song Rhythm Tracks for me?

Yes! They are for All Musicians!   New Musicians;    Experienced Musicians;     Great Musicians!   Really, any musician at all that plays songs or 'numbers' - Pianists, Guitarists, Horn Players, Singers and even Drummers.  You will love the experience and the benefit to practice, jamming and gigging.

Song, “Miss The Mississippi And You” –

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.

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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

Song, “Bye Bye Blackbird” –

This fits "Bye Bye Blackbird", with an 8-bar intro' followed by 4 choruses of "16/8/8" form with a 4-bar ending, using a standard Jazz brushes rhythm at 120 bpm, Song Rhythm Track.

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As supplied on the "Jazz and Blues Sampler", Apple iOS App.  at

Song, “Pare Cochero” –

Pare Cochero” –  2 choruses of a user-defined form (as 8|10|8|10/4/4 bars) with no intro’ or ending sections, using a Cha Cha Cha rhythm at 120 bpm

As supplied on the “Afro-Cuban Salsa Sampler”, Apple iOS App.

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