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, “Blue Monk” –

Blue Monk" - Contributed artists track of Blue Monk based on a Song Rhythm Tracks.

Check out the “Jazz and Blues Sampler”, Apple iOS App.

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Importance of Rhythmic Activities

Enjoy this article from the contributor, Jude Young, about the great value of rhythmic activities, at any age.

Rhythmic activities have been around since the beginning of time and have been a part of every culture. Some examples of rhythmic activities include folk dances, jotas, ballet,  and Zumba.

But rhythmic activities are more than an exploration of movements and shape. Here are the reasons why they are important:


Even before the concept of dancing was invented, humans have been using rhythmic movements to express their thoughts, feelings, values, and ideas. 

During ancient times, men and women <a href="

Song, “Leaving On A Jet Plane” –

Song Rhythm Tracks that fits "Leaving On A Jet Plane", using a Nashville Pop ballad groove at 65 bpm, with a 4-bar intro', 3 choruses of a 32-bar A1A2 form (16|16), and an 8-bar ending.

As supplied on the "Old Country Music Sampler", Apple iOS App.,

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Song, “Bye Bye Love” –

Song Rhythm Tracks that fits "Bye Bye Love", using a Nashville Outlaw rhythm at 160 bpm with a 4-bar intro', 2 choruses of a 35-bar form (/19|16) with a 20-bar ending.

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

Better #musicianship #practising with #SongRhythmTracks at


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.

Song, “Dearly Beloved” –

5 choruses of a 32-bar form (8|8|8|8) with an 8-bar ending using an older jazz 146 bpm rhythm, Song Rhythm Track.

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



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, “Maria Cristina” –

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.

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Here’s what Ele’ thinks on Song Rhythm Tracks –

What makes sense to me and other musicians is the sort of language that would be used between us as we play together. That’s why I call this App a ‘musicians’ arranger.

- Ele, Melbourne

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.

For more #backingtracks, check out #SongRhythmTracks at