Pentlet

The video of the Pentlet is here. It was recorded on April 6, 2012.

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It is like a triplet because Left and Right hands commonly swap roles in each cycle.



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The pentlet is a new word, but it also can be called a fifling.

FIFLING, Fivling

PENTLET

QUINTVER

This new musical notation is for five drum strikes per beat. A triplet has three drum strikes per eighth note and a pentlet has five drum strikes per eighth note. A video is being prepared to show all six roll speeds. These are
1 per beat
2 per beat (eighths)
3 per beat (triplets)
4 per beat (sixteenths)
5 per beat (quintlets) Fiflings
6 per beat (triplets)

The video will keep a steady tempo on the basses while the sticks speed up in six steps of roll speed, including fiflings.


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Photo dated 1989, Alan Folmsbee


The History of Recordings of The Pentlet
It was never recorded before the recording from April 6, 2012 at the top of this Page. I invented it. Maybe someone did it already and did not publish it.


The Pentadiddle Shuffle
The shuffle style of rhythm is done by accenting the first and fourth hit out of the five. The bass only plays on those two accented hits. (first noted on April 9, 2012). A whole Page is dedicated to this new musical entity: see the link at the top right of this page.