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Accents

This lesson is about accentuated notes and how to fill with 8th notes.

The accent is a dynamic mark, it changes the intensity of the note it is applied. The accent on drums is notated with a marcato : > upon or below the notehead.
Most of the time it is one loud note surrounded by quieter notes. To accentuate a note you use a complete motion of the arm, wrist and fingers. You have to block the stick close to the edge using the fingers. This way you are ready to play a quieter stroke after an accentuated one. The name for it is : downstroke ; for details about downstroke see: Strokes -> Various Strokes -> 2nd type.

In the next exercises the accent moves in groups of four strokes, sing Ta Ka Di Mi, singing louder the syllable with the accent. Play bass drum on Ta.

EXERCISE #1

This exercise show you what part of the measure is the accent.

09-ex01

   |1-2-3-4-|1-2-3-4-|1-2-3-4-|1-2-3-4-||
SD |o---o---|-o---o--|--o---o-|---o---o||

EXERCISE #2

Accents in a eighth note flow. Play 20 times each measure separatly, only right hand and do it again only left hand.

Tempo = 88bpm ; count in = 1234



09-ex02

   |1-2-3-4-|1-2-3-4-|1-2-3-4-|1-2-3-4-||
SD |>ooo>ooo|o>ooo>oo|oo>ooo>o|ooo>ooo>||
BD |o---o---|o---o---|o---o---|o---o---||

EXERCISE #3

Accents and flams. Same way to practise as exercise #2. The opposite hand plays the light stroke of the flam.

Tempo = 88bpm ; count in = 1234



09-ex03

   |1-2-3-4-|1-2-3-4-|1-2-3-4-|1-2-3-4-||
SD |FoooFooo|oFoooFoo|ooFoooFo|oooFoooF||
BD |o---o---|o---o---|o---o---|o---o---||

EXERCISE #4

Accents and buzz-roll. Same as exercise #2 but the accent is pressed on the drumhead.

Tempo = 88bpm ; count in = 1234



09-ex04

   |1-2-3-4-|1-2-3-4-|1-2-3-4-|1-2-3-4-||
SD |ZoooZooo|oZoooZoo|ooZoooZo|oooZoooZ||
BD |o---o---|o---o---|o---o---|o---o---||

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