I am having some concern over whether it is appropriate or not to apply accentuation to every part of the song, apart from of course the drums, It's innately intuitive that these beats should be accentuated to give a sense of dynamic rhythm.
The ambiguity for me, though, is when it comes to everything else, basically the parts of a song which contributes a harmony to the sound (as opposed to the percussiveness of the drums), so, primarily, the bass and lead.
Here is a visual sample of an attempt to apply accentuation to the lead:
I've tried to go with the standard Sw, Smw, Swmw type pattern, but i've also tweaked this pattern where I think it may be more appropriate. Though, to be honest, am really not sure if the overall the context of the song actually benefits from this. I've tried other variants, as well as just 'going with the flow', where I ditch the theory entirely and apply what ever accent I wish to go for. None of these patterns seem to make it sound significantly better however. I think it might sound slightly better with the standard accentuation taught in theory, but I think that's just because I know I may applying the 'correct' accentuation, where, when applying a blind test to myself, sometimes I cannot tell the difference at all.
Simultaneously however, I am very much attracted to the idea of dynamic rhythm, like the rolling of the tide, or the rotation of the earth, but acoustically. This works so well with the drums, so am wondering, in your personal experience, do you think it's better to just focus on the relative volume between the different parts, or is it worth investing the time to vary the notes within a specific instrument itself.