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How to Play the Drums: Accents This special symbol which looks a bit like a sideways triangle, is called an accent. When we put the accent mark above a note we call that note an accented note, or simply an accent. The accent is played louder than all the other notes surrounding it. To begin with it is a good idea to practise with really loud accents and really soft strokes for all the other notes. Remember your stroke types. All accents will be either loud piston strokes, or or down strokes. All other notes will either be soft piston strokes, or up strokes. This lesson is excerpted from a broader course available from The Begin Drumming course is a 100% comprehensive drumming course which takes you from absolute beginner to expert soloist without any gimmicky short cuts! Through a combination of video and written lessons, the course will teach you proper technique as well as how to read drum music.
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