This video lesson shows a great little drum warm up exercise that is also a really effective way to develop your technique to be able to play accents. We often need to play rhythms which have an accent followed by a ghost note, or an accent which comes straight after a ghost note.

This exercise forces us to play every combination of accents around ghost notes and as you develop your technique you can also gradually push the speed up so you’re always moving forward.

Make sure your dynamics and timing is even and start very slowly. Aim for quality rather than speed to begin with.