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Quarter Note Transitions | 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 focusing 2 ideas at a time, one can speed up the information intake and as a result will 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’s and systematically replace them with B’s.. 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 - Quarter Note Transitions with Fill Ins
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Quarter Note Transitions Exercise

Changing note rates with simple double-stroke sticking patterns makes for excellent rudimental roll control. This exercise shifts between a straight 7-stroke pattern and a 5-stroke pattern over a triplet or sixlet subdivision. Shifting between these note rates develops integrity of and consistency for double stroke rolls. 

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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