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“Afro-Cuban Salsa” Sampler iOS App released by Alive Drumming

Afro-Cuban Salsa Sampler is the new Song Rhythm Tracks sampler App from Alive Drumming providing the same great rhythm tracks arranger with 20+ included sample arrangement tracks of Afro-Cuban Salsa staples.   Afro-Cuban Salsa Sampler has the same facilities as the standard Song Rhythm Tracks App but comes pre-installed with 20+ Afro-Cuban Salsa arrangements and an allocation of 4 downloads for your own arrangements (with more are available via In-App Purchasing).  What an opportunity to sample some arrangements of these great Afro-Cuban rhythms before using the App for

Here’s what folk are saying about Song Rhythm Tracks – Ron – http://mvnt.us/m843552

Professional quality results, a simple approach with portable convenience – it’s nothing like the silly MIDI *dumb* machines.  It’s real quality, professional, and usable. Recommended.
- Ron http://mvnt.us/m843552

Song, “Watermelon Man” – http://hearthis.at/1784948/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/5x16bbbluesbbeven8dry085variation6of7allmix/ "Watermelon Man" -  Fits any 16-bar tune that you'd like to play with an even-8th 85 bpm tempo.  Here with a Bluey rhythm that is laid back but busy. As supplied on the "Jazz and Blues Sampler", Apple iOS App.  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1344104865 #arrange ANY song, easily with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com  

“Jazz and Blues” Sampler iOS App released by Alive Drumming

Check out Alive Drumming's first 'Sampler' edition of the 'Song Rhythm Tracks (SRT)' iOS App, the "Jazz and Blues Sampler". Jazz and Blues Sampler has the same facilities as the standard App but comes pre-installed with 20+ Jazz and Blues arrangements and an allocation of 4 downloads for your own arrangements (more are available via In-App Purchasing).  What an opportunity to sample some arrangements of these well known standards before using the App for your own arrangements!   It's the same Song Rhythm Tracks App with the latest graphics and facilities.

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Song, “St. Thomas” – http://hearthis.at/1785008/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/3x16bb4esalsamerenguetipicodry130variation1of1allmix/ "St. Thomas"  - 3 Choruses of a 16-bar Tune (4 x 4-bar phrases) with a 4-bar ending using a Salsa Merengue Tipico rhythm. at 130 bpm. As supplied on the "Jazz and Blues Sampler", Apple iOS App.  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1344104865 For more #backingtracks, check out #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, “St. Thomas” – http://hearthis.at/1785008/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/3x16bb4esalsamerenguetipicodry130variation1of1allmix/ "St. Thomas"  - 3 Choruses of a 16-bar Tune (4 x 4-bar phrases) with a 4-bar ending using a Salsa Merengue Tipico rhythm. at 130 bpm. As supplied on the "Jazz and Blues Sampler", Apple iOS App.  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1344104865 For more #backingtracks, check out #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com