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, “Now’s The Time” –

"Now's The Time" - 6 choruses of a 16-bar tune with a 4-bar ending, using an even-8th jazz rhythm at 250 bpm, Song Rhythm Track.

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

Ele’ 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, “Why You Been Gone So Long” –

Song Rhythm Track that fits "Why You Been Gone So Long", using a Country Swing rhythm at 145 bpm, with a 2-bar intro', 8 choruses of 16-bar Blues form, and a 4-bar ending.

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

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Stay filled with music!!!

Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music. – George Eliot

Your playing will "go on without effort" as well if you are playing along to a Song Rhythm Track.   Why? Because the drumming will constantly reinforce where you are in tune.  You'll keep getting reinforcement and it will keep you in the groove, from count-in to ending.

#arrange ANY song, easily with #SongRhythmTracks at

How to Promote Literacy Through Music

Enjoy this article from contributor, Jude Young, about the great value of rhythmic training in the young.

Maria Kay has highlighted the integrated relationship between literacy and music in the earlier years and has suggested a few simple activities that will assist you in developing children’s skills.

Usha Goswami, a professor from Cambridge specialising in cognitive-developmental neuroscience, discovered that perceiving rhythm is important in association with literacy. She has dedicated her time and research specifically to do with children that are dyslexic.

In 2012, these findings were presented on BBC Four’s ‘Growing Children’. In this programme, she highlighted w

Getting Excited

At Alive Drumming, we get excited about drumming - Real drumming by real drummers striking real drums. There's no substitute for talent. Our tracks are based on recordings of top studio drummers, sequenced and engineered by our smart technologies into complete, fully-arranged backing tracks specific to your song.   Let's get excited!

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Song, “Take The ‘A’ Train” –

"Take The 'A' Train" - An 8-bar intro, 5 choruses of 32-bar AABA 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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Here’s what folk are saying about Song Rhythm Tracks – Hilly –

A unique arranger provides a lot of rhythmic support for little cost - there’s never been a simpler or faster drum rhythm arranger as this. I love the hundreds of great rhythms

- Hilly

Song, “Love Hurts” –

Song Rhythm Tracks that fits "Love Hurts", using a Country Even 8th rhythm at 75 bpm, with 2 choruses of 48-bar A1A2A3 form (16|16|16).

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

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“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” ― Leopold Stokowski view

“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” ― Leopold Stokowski

Our advice is not to start with a blank pieice of paper when you can always practice, jam and gig to great rhythmic song backing.   Everything changed with Song Rhythm Tracks.  Now you can have truly inspirational rhythm backing tracks, arranged in seconds, for every song.

Improve your #musicianship #practising with #SongRhythmTracks at