Syncopation: A Quick Primer

Friday, April 22, 2016 by Chris Foley | Music Theory

So much of the music we encounter in popular styles is written with syncopated rhythm, and our students play these rhythms on a fairly consistent basis. But how do you explain the concept of syncopation to a young student? This video by Gregg Fine lays out the basics framed with easy-to-understand language and really clear visual examples:

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