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Learning the Handpan: Lesson 4 / Accents by NovaPans Handpans

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Accents! If you’re still playing notes, all of the same duration and intensity, then you’re not yet making use of accents (not at least intentionally!). Accents are a means of making individual notes sound more interesting by playing them with a little extra force than other notes. By doing this, you allow certain notes to stand out more than others which can turn out to create very interesting patterns which couldn’t otherwise be recreated easily otherwise. Learn how to accent notes in the video below!
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Did you find this interesting/useful? Leave us a comment below! Also, don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions! Check out our other FREE handpan tutorials below:

An Introduction to Sheet Music for the Handpan
Lesson 0.1 / The Touch Technique
Lesson 0.2 / The Handpan Scale
Lesson 1 / Simplified Handpan Notation (Sheet Music for the Handpan)
Lesson 2 / Quaver (Half-Beat) Rhythms
Lesson 3 / Dynamics
Lesson 4 / Accents
Lesson 5 / Semiquaver (1/4 Beat) Rhythms
Lesson 6 / Harmonics & Pitch Pends
Lesson 7 / Percussive Slaps
Lesson 8 / Walking the Hands
Lesson 9 / Chords
Lesson 10 / Triplet Rhythms
Lesson 11 / Ghost Notes
Lesson 12 / Rewriting the Ding
Lesson 13 / Dotted Rhythms

Also, learn these pieces on the handpan! (notation provided):
The Last of the Mohicans (1992 film)
Sam Maher's New York Subway Piece

 

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