Adding Accents

Adding an accent to a note or chord means just putting extra emphasis on it. An accent looks like this.


By playing the note or strum louder than the ones around it we bring this note or chord out of relief with the other notes or chords. Where you place the accents greatly affects the overall feel of what you are playing. Here are some examples using power chords. This time we will not only add "palm muting" but "accents" as well. As we accent, we typically release our palm mute at the same moment to allow for the accent to come through. This should spice up these otherwise "dry" sounding power chords examples.

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