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Syncopation: I like it and do it when I'm able. Do you?
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bluesviolin
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November 30, 2016 - 4:29 pm
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The other day I was trying to explain syncopation to my jam friends, without much success. Today I thought of a great example of syncopation. I didn't realize this until I watched this little clip, but the word syncopation is even included in the Lyrics!

I really like syncopation, and try to work it in with riffs. Not really a conscious thing, more like hearing it in my head where ever it might work. I thought it might be an interesting topic, and would appreciate any tips on how to get more syncopated.

...it don't mean a thing, if it aint got that swing...doo wa, doo wa, doo wa doo wa, doo wa. 

"Striving to attain Mediocrity"

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BillyG
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November 30, 2016 - 5:50 pm
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Hahahaha !   Love it ! 

But nope - no tips to give !   ( I mean - if I HAD any I could put into words - sure - of course I would ).    Anything I do - whatever "feel" is required - at the moment just comes "from the heart" ( well, the head has something to do with it as well ).   

Once I actually understand what's going on when I play, I'll try to give an answer !!!!

My "advice" ( hhahahahaha - ignore that !!!! ) is basically to "wing it".....  and after about 500 attempts - heck - it's almost THERE !!!!!   And yes - it's that slipped back-beat - in the head - weird....  NOT the type of thing I play, but I do "get" it... for sure....

Cool dancinbunny !!!!

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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November 30, 2016 - 9:50 pm
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....here's an example of syncopated riff I like. I've got a couple of variations on this one (descending triads I think) and another one for ascending 4ths...all for a 12 bar.

"Striving to attain Mediocrity"

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Fiddlerman
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December 5, 2016 - 8:31 am
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Great examples guys. Thanks

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