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Single-Stroke Bursts - Quintuplets & 32nd Notes | 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 - Single Stroke Burst Development - Quintuplets & Thirty-Second Notes
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Single-Stroke Burst Exercise

This exercise combines a few different elements in order to assist with the development of speed AND accuracy by alternating between groupings of 5 and 4 (or 8, depending on how you choose to subdivide). The exercise is designed to be equally challenging at both faster and slower tempos so we encourage you to spend time with this on across a full spectrum of speeds. Experiment with alternative sticking options for a fresh take on the same rhythms.

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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