Playing with Syncopation
BASS GUITAR, Multimedia tutorials, Rhythm, How 2 Play Bass
Syncopation consists in attacking notes on weak beats, so-called off-beats, (the second and fourth beats in 4/4 meter) or on the weak subdivisions of the beats (second eighth note or second and fourth sixteenth notes) and in prolonging them to subsequent strong beats (first and third beats) or the strong subdivisions of the beats (first eighth note or first and third sixteenth notes). Syncopation endows your basslines with verve and freshness. This course provides a video demonstration example and two technical exercises with their corresponding recordings, as well as eight grooves and basslines you can play along to backing tracks.