Accenting A 16th Note Single Stroke Roll

Learn some simple single accent placements within a 16th note single stroke roll.

This lesson develops on the ideas started in our Simple Accents lesson by applying accents to a single stroke roll played as 16th notes. This lesson will be much easier to follow if you have covered the linked lesson already.

Remember, an accented note is played slightly louder so it stands out from all the other notes. The symbol for an accent is the '<' sign above the note and accents are identified in the sticking with a capital letter.

In these exercises you will only find accented notes on the right hand.


Exercise 1

Play an accent on beat 1.

Accenting a single stroke roll


Exercise 2

Play an accent on beats 1 and 3.

Accenting a single stroke roll


Exercise 3

Play an accent on all quarter note counts.

Accenting a single stroke roll


Exercise 4

Play an accent on beats 2 and 4.

Accenting a single stroke roll


Exercise 5

Play accents on all eighth notes.

Accenting a single stroke roll


TASKS

  • Place accents at various other places in the bar.
  • Add feet into the exercises above.
  • Orchestrate the exercises above.
  • Apply accents to other rudiments.