Single Stroke 4 With '+' Count Accents

A lesson on adding offbeat eighth note accents to a single stroke 4.

In this lesson you will learn some simple accent patterns inside a single stroke 4. These will all fall on '+' counts and when played in standard sticking, will all be played on the left hand. At the bottom of the page you will find a collection of links to lessons that will be helpful when learning these parts. Start each patttern slowly and gradually building up tempo as you get more comfortable with the movements involved. Remember, the accented stroke should be louder than all other strokes.


Exercise 1

Accenting a single stroke 4


Exercise 2

Accenting a single stroke 4


Exercise 3

Accenting a single stroke 4


Exercise 4

Accenting a single stroke 4


Exercise 5

Accenting a single stroke 4


Exercise 6

Accenting a single stroke 4


Exercise 7

Accenting a single stroke 4


Exercise 8

Accenting a single stroke 4


Exercise 9

Accenting a single stroke 4


TASKS

  • Place accents at various other points in the bar.
  • Add feet into the exercises above.
  • Orchestrate the exercises above.