Syncopation

Jake Willson

Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Syncopation is not only a wonderful musical device to have under your control, but in working with it, you also can keep your technique in good shape, too!

Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Lesson 01

Let's jump right into the lesson and get straight to the core of what syncopation is all about!

Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Exercise 01

This exercise looks at the first ‘level’ of syncopation (8th note syncopation). Here, we ...

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Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Exercise 02

Exercises 02 and 03 go to the next ‘level’: 16th note syncopation. Remember to observe the pick ...

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Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Exercise 03

Exercises 02 and 03 go to the next ‘level’: 16th note syncopation. Remember to observe the pick ...

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Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Exercise 04

Here, we have a pentatonic scale, and we use a ‘dotted 8th’ pattern which syncopates against ...

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Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Exercise 05

Let's stick with the key concept of Exercise 04. Remember to observe the picking pattern. Exercise ...

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Exercise 06

Let's stick with the key concept of Exercise 04. Remember to observe the picking pattern. Exercise ...

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Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Lick 01

This lick doesn't have many notes, but you want to make sure you're locked in with the metronome to ...

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Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Lick 02

This lick uses a 5 16th note grouping to generate the material. It can be tempting to start hearing ...

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Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Lick 03

Here, we’re back to 8th notes, but we’re swinging them! Very simply, we’re getting our right ...

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Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Solo

In this improvisation, I’m simply trying out different ways of achieving syncopation - ...

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