More Accent Studies # 3


There are many exercises written for snare drum, and it is up to every drummer to find his or her own method of practicing them. I am not claiming to have "written" all of these exercises, they are simply ones that I have collected from teachers and colleagues, and written myself over the past few years.
These exercises are intended for extension practice to lessons, they are not intended as a "teach yourself" guide as I have provided very little advice on actual hand technique - for this I suggest getting the help of a good teacher!!
Always use a metronome for technique - not only will it help your sense of time, it will serve as a motivational tool to help your practice.
  • Sticking should be "HAND to HAND". eg: RLRLRLRL
  • Hands should be closed on the sticks to allow wrist rotation.
  • ACCENTED NOTES (should be a full 90 degree stroke).
  • UNACCENTED NOTES (sticks should only lift 2 to 3 inches).
  • Unaccented notes should be very quiet.

You will notice that in each bar the accented notes move back one sixteenth note.



For more accent studies,click ACCENTS and check out "Exercise "A".
Or try COMBOS and check out "Funky Butt".

Also try || BASIC ACCENT STUDIES # 1 || MORE ACCENT STUDIES # 2 ||
|| MORE ACCENT STUDIES # 4 ||
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submitted by Gail H Runge
Last updated June 3, 1998