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Snare drum accented strokes - Lesson 1


Download Snare drum accents 1 pdf  Arrow   This lesson drum sheet, dedicated to snare drum studies, contains simple
snare drum exercises to learn how to play accents, with alternate left and right hand strokes on the eights.


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Introduction to the drum lesson: Snare drum accents 1

Dynamics and Accents are basic in the study of every musical instrument.
In percussion instruments the control of power and volume of the strokes helps to create a colourful and varied style, and often a drummer's style is recognizable just by his sound and his choice of accents.
To play properly an accented stroke you have to raise the stick, starting from an higher point to give more power; the higher the stick, the faster the stroke.

The first exercises with single strokes in the drum sheet of this lesson alternate right hand and left hand Accents of eights; after you have managed them repeat the exercises one after the other.

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This first drum lesson dedicated to Snare drum accents is a part of the published basic drum lessons.
The basic drum lessons, the first part of this method for drums, deal with the right posture, which is the basic condition to develop speed, endurance and precision with your playing. The style and the role of drumming have evolved with time, but the basic drums technique hasn't changed much, and all the great drummers still build their own style from the same basis of musical theory.

Topics in the basic drum lessons and in the online drum lessons published drum sheet music are: Rudiments & Fundamentals, Coordinated independence, Basic drum beats, Snare drum studies, Drums grooves, and Songs drum parts, with transcriptions of songs and grooves by John Bonham, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Steve Gadd, Ian Paice, Jeff Porcaro.