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Sixteenth to Triplet Accents | Cellular Practice Method


If you missed our introductory post for this practice concept, be sure to read through it here.

SYNKD FlamAccentFlamadiddle_CellExercise
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This exercise is designed to develop rhythmic awareness and accent accuracy through the use of two commonly misplayed rhythms. By placing the accents on both the first and last partial of a single beat of sixteenth note and triplet subdivisions, we are forced to take ownership of the note rate in a much more accountable way than we would if we simply just accent the first note, or didn’t accent any at all. If we took away the middle notes we would be left with the rhythms that both the Samba and the shuffle patterns are based on. Working through this exercise will improve your ability to ply both with rhythmic integrity. We recommend using simple alternating stroke sticking but please feel free to incorporate your own patterns as well.

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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