# Thread: Guide to Transitioning to 3-Cycle BLD

1. If I could go back and teach myself commutators, I think I would say this:

Play with [R*:U,M*] and [U*:R,D*] (where * means regular or ' or 2), until you're familiar with the shapes of all of those possibilities and understand why they do what they do. Then invert and mirror and rotate. Then start solving the cube 2 pieces at a time, using setups where necessary. Then check different lists to see if you've missed anything.

I'm not saying that's the only way or the best way, but I think it's how I'd like to have had it presented to me. (I wound up writing a program to categorize all the cases on the BH list instead. It was a fun project, but more work than most people probably would want to do).

2. Alright, I've decided to learn 18 a day now. First day, I did all the ULB -> RDF -> x cycles. Then, to FRD. Today(well technically yesterday because it's almost 2 AM now), DFR. I'm having a lot of trouble remembering the commutators from today. Is it because I'm so tired? I am practicing all 54 every now and then to make sure I still remember them, but I end up forgetting a lot of today's ones. If I keep up this pace, though, I should know all 378 by June 15th, and I give myself until the 22nd to practice like crazy because I need these BLD skills by the 23rd. xD

BTW my algs are at http://tinyurl.com/jc3cycles

3. Good luck!

18 new commutators, as easy as they can be, every day for next two weeks - I thinks it's impossible.
Create some easy-to-see commutator cases with extra set-up moves.

Again, good luck.

4. Good idea. Must admit, never thought about the possible setup to comm.

Though if you can go that far with comms, I doubt you really even need to do the setup to begin with, except for the weird cases such as cyclic shifts or what not.

I'm in the same boat as you, that I don't know what cases are classified as what (well, I should say that's the case only with cyclics and per specials)