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Polyrhythmic Flam Taps | Cellular Practice Method


If you missed our introductory post for this practice concept, be sure to read through it here. This practice method is designed to develop the ability to move between any two ideas at will. By incorporating 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 and simple; One “Cell” is labelled “A” and the other is labelled “B”. Start by practicing all A cells and systematically replace them with B cells.

The sequence is the following: 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.

Cellular Practice - Polyrhythmic Flam Taps - Sextuplets & Thirty-Second Notes
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Polyrhythmic Flam Tap Exercise

This exercise utilizes SYNKD in a slightly different way from many of our previous posts. We're using a 3:2 polyrhythmic approach between "Cell A" and SYNKD. This forces us away from the crutch of unison practice 100% of the time. In order to ensure stability throughout the exercise, "Cell B" features the 32nd note flam taps back in unison with SYNKD. This is a fun and challenging exercise to play fast or slow.

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.

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