Music Theory 103: Rhythm - 10 Syncopation





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Published on Dec 16, 2011

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Music Theory 103: Rhythm by Gregg Fine
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Rhythm is at the very essence of being. Our hearts beat. We walk and run in time. The sun rises and sets. The tides ebb and flow. Its no wonder that rhythm is at the heart of our music, too. In this tutorial Gregg Fine examines rhythm and shows us the theory behind constructing solid beats and how rhythm is used in different musical genres.

Rhythm is made up of many different components. In this tutorial youll learn about the foundation of beats. Youll see how rhythm is broker down into its essential components: Tempo, Measure, Note Values and Rests. Youll learn all about Time Signatures and how they influence the pattern of strong and weak beats in a musical phrase.

Gregg then starts moving the beat around: In this section he explains how musical rhythms are interpreted by creating Shuffle and Swing. Youll discover the power of syncopation and how it helps create musical interest and adds unexpected excitement to a tune. Theres even a cool video that demonstrates playing behind the beat and how it affects the feel of a performance.

Finally Gregg takes you through 5 different musical styles, beat by beat, and explains the importance of rhythm in their construction.

If you enjoy this tutorial be sure to check out Greggs other outstanding Music Theory tutorials on Melody, Harmony and Song Form.

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