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Song, “Leaving On A Jet Plane” – http://hearthis.at/1822512/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/4i3x32a1a28enashpopballaddry065variation1of12allmix/ 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.,  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1360761389 #GettingIntoTheGroove #practicing with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com  

“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 alivedrumming.com

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

More Audio Samples Released

Check out the Audio Samples page for more of the thousands of rhythms available.
Audio samples are provided in many different formats -
  • HTML5 audio preview
  • Download options
  • hearthis.at tracks
  • Backing tracks
  • Mixed by our supporters
For the best experience selecting all possible combinations of rhythms and Song Form, as well as a great player and setlist manager, download our Apple iOS App on the App Store.  

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, “Leaving On A Jet Plane” – http://hearthis.at/1822570/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/4i2x32aabanashpopballaddry065variation11of12allmix/ Song Rhythm Tracks that fits "Leaving On A Jet Plane", using a Nashville Pop Ballad at 65 bpm with a 4-bar intro and, 2 choruses of 32-bar AABA form (8|8/8|8) As supplied on the “Country Music Sampler”, Apple iOS App. https://alivedrumming.com/old-country-music-sampler-ios-app-released-by-alive-drumming/ #GettingIntoTheGroove #practicing with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com  

How can I learn about song form?

Song form is the concept that every song has been composed around a musical form or structure.   Popular song often chooses simple forms as a basis but forms can be more complex as well. A good reference on song form (structure) is the Wikipedia article,  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_structure Alive Drumming aims to provide you with the easiest and most reliable methods to select or describe song form. Song Form may be selected using either (i) traditional names such as ’16

Alive Drumming Releases 3.0 – The Giant Panda release of Song Rhythm Tracks

The Giant Panda, "User-Requests" Release - 3.0

The community asked; Alive Drumming listened.

  • SetList Sharing - Share your setlists in a similar way to sharing tracks
  • Search for SetLists - Download an entire album of tracks shared by others. Very handy for your rehearsals.
  • All samplers now can be downloaded as setlists.  Simply perform a setlist search for any of these names, "Afro-Cuban Salsa", "Jazz and Blues", and "Classic Country Music".  You will then receive all the track definitions (in the "deferred" state) where you can then choose, at any time, to download any of the tracks.
  • Reworked Search - More stable + Allows for more functi

The evolution of Music Making

Every now and then mankind advances. We gain a new skill or technology and humanity benefits forever.
That's what happened with Smart Music Creationhttps://alivedrumming.com/smart-music-creation/ https://alive-drumming.org/smart-music-creation/ A major leap is not always recognized straight away;  We understand it on reflection years later.    Check out the article to learn where we are at  and where we are going  with Smart Music Creation.

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 #GettingIntoTheGroove #practicing with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com &nb