Rhythm exercise 2-5
Single syncopations without ending
NOTE: These two figures sound exactly the same, but are written differently.
Where is the syncopation exactly?
It is important to understand that:
• The syncopation does not occur at the beginning of the syncopated note.
• Its presence has no influence on the sound, since it is a feeling experienced by the musicians and the listeners.
Thus, one has to distinguish syncopated note and moment of the syncopation.
The syncopated note is placed on a weak rhythmic position.
The syncopation itself happens on the following strong position.
A: Start by doing this rhythm, using the syllable "Ta".
B: Remove the "T" from the third "Ta".
C: Hold the second "Ta".
How to perform
Tempo 70 bpm
Tempo 100 bpm
Tempo 130 bpm