Cellular Practice Method: Triplets to Quintuplets
Updated: Sep 13
THE CELLULAR PRACTICE CONCEPT
This practice method is designed to develop the ability to move between any two ideas at will. By focusing on two ideas at a time, one can speed up the information intake and, as a result, see faster progress. The method behind it is very straight forward.
One “cell” is labeled “A” and the other is labelled “B”. Start by practicing all A’s and systematically replace them with B’s. The full sequence is as follows:
AAAA, AAAB, ABAB , AABB, ABBB, BBBB, BBBA ,BBAA, BABA, BAAA
It’s a good idea to repeat each part of the sequence as needed before moving on to the next. SYNKD’s proprietary ‘Bar Isolation” function comes in handy here.
TRIPLETS TO QUINTUPLETS EXERCISE
This exercise is designed to develop the ability to move between two note rates that are not commonly played together; triplets and quintuplets. In this example, the "A" cell is one beat of triplets and the "B" cell is one beat of quintuplets. You can apply any sticking you'd like to these rhythms though we recommend starting with alternating strokes.
This exercise also tests both time and rhythmic accuracy by skipping over four-note groupings of sixteenth notes, which is the rate that is most commonly played between these when systematically progressing through note rates.
Click the button above via your iOS device to download the SYNKD rhythm chain. If it's your first time downloading and importing files for rhythm chains with SYNKD, follow the instructions from this blog post.
If you experience issues with downloading the .mid file via Google Drive, tap the three dots in the top right corner of the screen, select "Open In" and then "Save to Files" to choose a destination. We recommend creating a folder for SYNKD rhythm chains.