Hi all, I might have gone a little insane practicing hand sync over various rhythms. With my lack of motivation to learn Konnakol I decided on creating a spoken rhythmical language. The only language I could possibly think of with the syllable variation to create a workable set of subdivisions for guitar was the slick rhythmical work of Ned Flanders…
Before you read on I’ll warn you that once you learn this, it can never be unlearnt. You will be Didley didley ding ding danging through licks for the rest of your life.
So we first have the crotchet.
This can easily be covered with Flander’s wifes name:
1 beat = “Maude”
Second up is the quaver. This one is easy:
1/2 beat = “Flan-ders”
Used so gracefully already by Homer Simpson:
Third up we have the triplet.
Interchangeably, there are two obvious options:
Triplet = either “Rod-and-Tod” or Homer’s exclamation of multiple Flanders: “Flan-ders-ses”
The semiquaver is next and this is into the slick Flandersism territory for fast syllables.
1/4 beat = “Nei-bou-ri-no”
Finally for the quickest notes we need to draw upon Flanders most well known ramblings.
For your 16th note triplets, we can either have:
You can even add to this with the first note of the next beat like so:
Like the well known rhythm of the lick in Metallica’s “One”
There is a more than ample 10 hours of listening pleasure here:
Or alternatively you can use:
You can now count your picking patterns out like a real Flanders, drive your family and friends totally crazy and probably, most importantly, drive yourself totally crazy too.
I hope you enjoy foruminos!