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Bob Armstrong

The UK's leading drum educator

Left hand accent examples

Example No. 1

8th notes showing the L.H accents


Example No. 2

16th notes showing the L.H. accents


Example No. 3

8th note triplets showing the L.H. accents (this runs over two bars)


Example No. 4

16th note triplets showing the L.H. accents


Remember: As soon as you feel comfortable get these accents moving round the kit

These ideas work, so if you are coming up with an idea then get some time going, either jazz or rock, it's up to you. Play for a few bars and then incorporate your idea into a fill. Try to hear a musical line/phrase as you play as opposed to just "thrashing around". Think musically.

Now lets try linking a right hand pattern to a left hand pattern. Have fun!

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