After you have worked on alternating the index and middle fingers of the right hand to play melodies, accenting certain notes by playing them louder than others can bring out all sorts of rhythms that help to define meters (4/4, 3/4, 6/8, etc.), bring out melodies, and add variety to the music you play.  In this video lesson we explore some exercises and techniques to get you started with accenting using open strings and a C major scale in first position.  We then see how accenting can create various groupings of notes like triplets and sixteenth notes and then uneven patterns.