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More Audio Samples now available on HearThis.At

Alive Drumming hosts some sample Song Rhythm Tracks and a user-contributed mixes group at HearThisAt, the audio hosting service providing great user and social facilities.  Please contribute your own mixes to the Song Rhythm Tracks User Group at HearThisAt. Hear this set of sample Jazz and Blues Song Rhythm Tracks at HearThisAt [hearthis]https://hearthis.at/matt-hargreaves/set/jazz-and-blues/[/hearthis] <span style="font-famil

Song, “On Green Dolphin Street” – http://hearthis.at/1785020/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/12i3x1x8a8b8a8b8ebossathenswingdry145variation2of3allmix/ This Song Rhythm Track will fit "On Green Dolphin Street", a 32-bar form of 8-bars of latin | 8-bars of swing | 8-bars of latin | 8-bars of swing. This arrangement is a 12-bar intro', followed by 3 choruses of 32-bar "Green Dolphin Street" form (8/8|8/8), followed by an 8-bar ending using a "Bossa-then-Swing" rhythm at 145 bpm. As supplied on the “Jazz and Blues Sampler”, Apple iOS App.  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1344104865 Yep, #SongRhythmTracks has the easiest rhythm track #arranger ever! 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</

Song Rhythm Tracks audio is dry! Will Alive Drumming, or can I, add reverb?

Alive Drumming's Song Rhythm Tracks are supplied without reverb' (aka "dry"). We are working on making our iOS app Apple inter-app audio (IAA) compliant.  When ready, you will be able to use other, 3rd party app's to add reverb' to the audio.  See this Youtube video for some of them in action.   Alive Drumming, iOS App - Song Rhythm Tracks

Song Rhythm Tracks audio is dry! Will Alive Drumming, or can I, add reverb?

Alive Drumming's Song Rhythm Tracks are supplied without reverb' (aka "dry"). We are working on making our iOS app Apple inter-app audio (IAA) compliant.  When ready, you will be able to use other, 3rd party app's to add reverb' to the audio.  See this Youtube video for some of them in action.   Alive Drumming, iOS App - Song Rhythm Tracks

What? What are Song Rhythm Tracks?

Rhythm Tracks for your songs!

Song Rhythm Tracks (c) are production-ready, musician’s backing tracks arranged to a song’s form that you select and play using the Apple iOS mobile app. Check out the Song Rhythm Tracks app on the Apple App Store.  For user guides and video tutorials, see – https://alive-drumming.org/home/songform-rhythm-tracks/

Song, “Y’All Come” – http://hearthis.at/1822546/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/2x48aabnashvillebrusheseasybluegrassdry140variation1of1allmix/B7G/ Song Rhythm Tracks that fits "Y'All Come", using a An easy Bluegrass rhythm at 140 bpm, with 2 choruses of a 48-bar AAB form (16|16/16). As supplied on the "Old Country Music Sampler", Apple iOS App.,  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1360761389 #arrange ANY song, easily with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com  

Why do these Song Rhythm Tracks sound so great?

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They do, don't they! And for a number of reasons:
  1. Great Recordings of Great Drummers - Song Rhythm Tracks are arranged from careful studio recordings of excellent drummers.  They are not constructed from midi files fitting together "samples" from single drum hits to form a mechanical style but rather multiple longer-form full recordings by top studio drummers, lasting from up to 8 bars at a time where you hear subtle drum rolls, variations in ride cymbal taps, complex fills and more.  The rhythmi

Song, “Now’s The Time” – http://hearthis.at/1784954/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/6x16bb4ejazzeven8dry250variation1of1allmix/ "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. Improve your #musicianship #practising with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com As supplied on the "Jazz and Blues Sampler", Apple iOS App. https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1344104865

Song, “Samba For Carmen” – http://hearthis.at/1839555/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/8i2x1x16a16a8a6esambafulldry190variation3of7allmix/Samba For Carmen” – 2 choruses of the form "16|16|8" with an 8-bar intro’ and a 6-bar ending, using a Samba rhythm with both drums and percussion at 190 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