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Old 06-19-2018, 05:20 AM   #1
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Default Dumb question about accented rolls

How do I interpret this notation?





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Old 06-19-2018, 09:09 AM   #2
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Default Re: Dumb question about accented rolls

These are back to back six stroke rolls connected to a paradiddle.


tap buzz buzz tap buzz buzz tap tap tap tap


six+six+paradiddle


Where the last tap of the first 6 is the first tap of the last 6 and the last tap of the last 6 is the first tap of the paradiddle.

The ">" symbol is overloaded in our notation. In a roll phrase it always indicates the placement of a single tap, which could be accented or not, within a series of buzzes.

Because of this ambiguity, up here anyway, in roll phrases, we have adopted ">" to mean "this is a tap not a buzz" and "V" to mean "this is an accented tap not a buzz".


The ">" NEVER means an accented buzz.


Hope that helps.



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Old 06-19-2018, 09:50 AM   #3
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Default Re: Dumb question about accented rolls

According to my 11 old, it is a buzz because there is no accent above it.
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:29 PM   #4
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Default Re: Dumb question about accented rolls

Thanks Tom. I wasn't clear whether the second accent (symbol) was just carrying over from the first one or if it was significant but that's cleared it up.


I will probably be posting again as more confusion arises...
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