I'm practicing on Marieta by Francisco Tarrega (Mazurka in a-moll) My question is how should I accent the beats? I mean on what tone? I mean it's not like waltzes (ONE two three) so how's it? I have listened to Chopin's Mazurkas a lot, but I can't make that on this song. Please help me 😞
The mazurka (in Polish mazurek, plural mazurki) is a Polish folk dance in triple meter, usually at a lively tempo, and with "strong accents unsystematically placed on the second or third beat".
My suggestion, then, is to listen to a recording or two (there are dozens on youtube.com) and try to pick up the beat patterns.
The scores at IMSLP have accents marked.