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Song, “Calculadoro” – http://hearthis.at/1839575/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/2x1x20a8a8bsalsachachalatinjazzdry135variation1of1allmix/ "Calculadoro” – 2 choruses of a user-defined form (as 20|8/8 bars) with no intro’ or ending sections, using a Cha Cha Cha Latin Jazz rhythm at 135 bpm As supplied on the “Afro-Cuban Salsa Sampler”, Apple iOS App   https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1367015786 #arrange ANY song, easily with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com  

Song, “Blame It On My Youth” – http://hearthis.at/1785017/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/4x32a1a2jazzbrushes2feelatbdry045variation1of1allmix/ "Blame It On My Youth" -   This Song Rhythm Track  fits many 32-bar A1A2 #songform ballads. No intro, no ending, 4 choruses using Jazz brushes and a 2-feel in the middle choruses. Enhance your #musicpractice with #SongRhythmTracks  alivedrumming.com As supplied on the "Jazz and Blues Sampler", Apple iOS App. https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1344104865

Song, “All Blues” – 6/8 time – http://hearthis.at/1785001/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/3x2x12anashville68dry110variation4of6allmix/

Jazz Standard tune, "All Blues", having a 6/8 rhythm and a "12|12" form. Check out the "Jazz and Blues Sampler", Apple iOS App  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1344104865 Better #musicianship #practising with #SongRhythmTracks -  alivedrumming.com
 

Like slides on using the Song Rhythm Tracks app? Here they are – https://www.slideshare.net/AliveDrumming/basic-features-song-rhythm-tracks-113275322

Slides - Basic Features Tutorial

https://www.slideshare.net/AliveDrumming/basic-features-song-rhythm-tracks-113275322  

“Just because you’re not a drummer doesn’t mean you don’t have to keep time”. – Thelonious Monk

Just because you’re not a drummer doesn’t mean you don’t have to keep time. - Thelonious Monk
That is great wisdom from a true artist.   Keeping time is an essential skill for all musicians to develop.  If you are practicing without a drummer there is nothing better than practicing with Song Rhythm Tracks.  You'll feel the beat, keep time and the drumming will always reinforce the form of the song.  It's a great fun way to build musicianship. Enhance your #musicpractice with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com

Here’s what folk are saying about Song Rhythm Tracks – Wendy – http://mvnt.us/m843562

An understated wonder is a wolf in sheep’s clothing with ultimate usability - I totally recommend this App to people who care about music and sound and aren’t looking for a flashing-lights-toy.
- Wendy http://mvnt.us/m843562  

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

What folk are saying about Song Rhythm Tracks – Ele’ – http://mvnt.us/m843556

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'
http://mvnt.us/m843556

Song, “One Day At A Time” – http://hearthis.at/1822521/

https://hearthis.at/alive-drumming/8i2x1x8a8a8a8a35a12ecountrywaltzdry055variation2of4allmix/

Song Rhythm Tracks that fits "One Day At A Time",  using a Country Waltz rhythm at 55 bpm, an 8-bar intro', 2 choruses of the form (8|8|8|8|35) with a 12-bar ending.

As supplied on the “Country Music Sampler”, Apple iOS App. https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1360761389

https://alivedrumming.com/old-country-music-sampler-ios-app-released-by-alive-drumming/

#GettingIntoTheGroove #practicing with #SongRhythmTracks at alivedrumming.com

 

 

“Where does inspiration come from? Ask a 1000 musicians and you’ll get a 1000 different answers” – David Cosby

Where does inspiration come from?  Ask a 1000 musicians and you'll get a 1000 different answers
- David Cosby

Ever been inspired by a metronome?  No, we haven't either.

Playing along with truly talented musicians?  That's something else.