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How to Anticipate/Syncopate and play off the beat: The example below is a little sequence. Notice the tie across the bar line.
Now notice that the bass is anticipating and pushing the sequence along by firstly playing on the & [of 2&]:
Here is the whole sequence where we can see the 2& being pushed and the 4& anticipated and tied over the bar line. The next bar starts on the off beat [1&].
Here is another example:
You can use just one finger and push the bass along as in the example below:
The next example is the use of 5ths in the Down Down Up Pattern:
The pattern can be counted in different ways:
Or as triplets or groups of three:
Here are both ways:
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