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Song, “El arroyo que murmura” – http://hearthis.at/1839577/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/2x1x12a12a6asalsaafrocuban68folkdry114variation1of1allmix/El arroyo que murmura” – 2 choruses of the form, "12|12|6", with no intro’ or ending sections, using a folk Afro-Cuban 6/8 rhythm at 114 bpm As supplied on the “Afro-Cuban Salsa Sampler”, Apple iOS App. https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1367015786 Try some #jamming with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com    

Song, “Why You Been Gone So Long” – http://hearthis.at/1822542/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/2i8x16bb4ecountryswingdry145variation1of1allmix/ 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.,  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1360761389 #GettingIntoTheGroove #practicing with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com

Song, “Guarina” – http://hearthis.at/1839585/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/2i3x1x20a20asalsaafrocuban68moderndry114variation1of1allmix/Guarina” – 3 choruses of 40-bar A1A2 form (as 20|20 bars) with a 2-bar intro’ and no ending, using a modern Afro-Cuban 6/8 rhythm at 114 bpm As supplied on the “Afro-Cuban Salsa Sampler”, Apple iOS App. https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1367015786 #GettingIntoTheGroove #practicing with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com

Would Alive Drumming include this extra rhythm?

If we don't already include a particular rhythm, we would like to work with a drummer to include it.  This involves making high-quality audio recordings of the drumming at multiple tempos including multiple shots and fills used in turnarounds.   The audio recording will be analyzed to identify where the various aspects occur and the preference level of each occurrence.   This is the basis for Alive Drumming to incorporate additional rhythms into their Song Rhythm Tracks.    If you are a drummer and have a rhythm you'd like to be represented please email <a href="mailto:feedback@alive-drumm

Do your rhythmic backing tracks cut it?

With Song Rhythm Tracks you get more rhythmic backing - a lot more!

Feel inner rhythms with talented drummers laying down grooves.

 Automatically get alternate energies for bridges and middle choruses - and complete backing tracks with count-ins, intro’s and endings.

 Add whole-bar breaks and additional pushes on any beat or subdivision.
Practising with Song Rhythm Tracks is like practising with a great drummer - every time you practice!  You also get to take the recording with you everywhere and play it at a moments notice.  So convenient. Better #musicianship #GettingIntoTheGroove #practicing with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com

Rock-on “Stick Notation”

Having words  (or a notation) for something changes everything.  In mathematics, the concept of zero brought big advances. Nowadays the concept of percentage (%) is everywhere - nobody feels uncomfortable with it. It's even a standard key on the keyboard!

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Musicians discussion the song form together before performing
Musicians have been referring to popular song forms by name for a long time. Isn't it time we allowed for a way for all song-forms to be described, not just the popular ones?  Rock-on, "stick notation" - see - <a href="https://alivedrumming.com/user

New Song Rhythm Tracks Version 2.0 Basic Features Tutorial Released

Alive Drumming releases tutorial video for the basic features of using the iOS App Version 2.0.  The video uses an iPhone 6, but, other than the layout, it's the same for all iOS devices.

It's good to have the features described and see the walkthrough on the App at the same time.   There's another tutorial video coming up as well for the arrangement and setlists features.       Alive Drumming