Accenting Rhythms

How To Accent Rhythms

Learning to play accented rhythms is a very important skill for any musician. The attached exercises will give you some fundamental studies to work on if this is a new area for you. Using a familiar picking exercise of four notes per string played in the 5th position, you can learn how to accent each 16th note rhythm and later each 8th note within a triplet.


I highly recommend using a metronome set at a comfortable tempo to work on this exercise. I also recommend using alternate picking for this exercise.

Happy practicing,