Syncopation – the key to groovy rhythms

Let’s talk about strong beats, weak beats, and accenting those weak beats to create groovy tension in your dance music. It’s the best way to create a little counterbalance to your straight drum grooves and it generates a physical, ultra-danceable response.

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0:00 Syncopation example
2:10 Syncopation is stressing weak beats
2:45 Rhythm theory definitions
4:56 Strong beats vs Weak beats
7:23 Stressing weaker beats
9:59 Next steps

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