Syncopation/off beat LESSON for playing the guitar part 1

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How to Anticipate/syncopate and use anacrusis at the guitar in Music

OFF-BEAT PLAYING

In order to play “Off” the beat you must first establish the “On” beat. This way you can anticipate or push the music/melody/riff or motif along and then return to the established “On” beat.

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When beat one is established we can then push any beat from there on. The key is then to return to the “On” beat to start the next phrase or vamp or piece of music.

If you play “Off” the beat continuously the syncopation/anticipation will be lost.

In order to fully comprehend off-beat playing it is an extremely good idea to learn and practice the two most common essential rhythms in every way possible, both in the bar and across the bar line. But, always coming back to the “On” beat for the start of the new phrase.

Rhythm 1

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords.

Rhythm 2

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords.

You can change the harmonic rhythm or join the rhythms together and create vamps or phrases.

Example:

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords.

Example:

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords.

Mixing Both Rhythms Together:

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords.

Now we will add a bass push/anticipation: [Notice the BASS note is “Tied” across the bar line].

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords. [Anticipation]

In this example we will add a short “Melody” to a chord:

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How to play on the beat and off the beat in music with chords/Melody

Here are a set of variations on a chord change:

Variation 1:

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Variation 2:

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On the beat

Variation 3:

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“joy” by shakti- question-answer from different cultural perspectives

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“Joy” by Shakti/John Mclaughlin analysis from different cultural perspectives

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The first part of “Joy” as a Four bar 16 Beat “Teen Taal” Fusion Cycle

First Bar

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“Joy” by Shakti/John Mclaughlin analysis from different cultural perspectives

Second Bar

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“Joy” by Shakti/John Mclaughlin analysis from different cultural perspectives

Third Bar

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“Joy” by Shakti/John Mclaughlin analysis from different cultural perspectives

Fourth Bar

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“Joy” by Shakti/John Mclaughlin analysis from different cultural perspectives

Full 4 Bars

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“Joy” by Shakti/John Mclaughlin analysis from different cultural perspectives

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“Joy” Shakti/John Mclaughlin Classic Album

Shakti (Shakti album)

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Shakti with John McLaughlin
Live album by Shakti
Released1976
RecordedJuly 5, 1975, at Southampton CollegeLong Island
GenreWorld fusion
Length52:00
LabelColumbia
ProducerJohn McLaughlin
Shakti chronology
Shakti with John McLaughlin
(1976)A Handful of Beauty
(1976)
John McLaughlin chronology
Inner Worlds
(1976)Shakti with John McLaughlin
(1976)A Handful of Beauty
(1976)
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic [1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]
“Joy” Shakti/John Mclaughlin Classic Album http://www.jazzimproviser.com

Shakti with John McLaughlin is the first album by Shakti, described as “another brain blowing achievement” by Agha Yasir [1].

Track listing

Side one

  1. “Joy” (John McLaughlin/L. Shankar) – 18:13
  2. “Lotus Feet” (McLaughlin) – 4:44

Side two

  1. “What Need Have I for This–What Need Have I for That–I Am Dancing at the Feet of My Lord–All Is Bliss–All Is Bliss” (McLaughlin/Shankar) – 29:03

Personnel

Personnel – Production (Record)

  • John McLaughlin – Producer
  • Nathan Weiss – Manager
  • Joseph D’Anna – Engineer
  • Stan Tonkel – Engineer
  • Apeksha Bacciagallupi
  • Pranavanada – Photos
  • Gregory diGiovine – CBS Records
  • Danny Wong – Lettering
  • Marie de Oro – Design

Personnel – Production (CD)

  • Mike Berniker – Producer, Coordination
  • Larry Keyes – Digital Remastering
  • Gary Pacheco – Coordination
  • Penny Armstrong – Coordination
  • Tony Tiller – Package Coordination
  • Pete Cenedella – Package Coordination

Chart performance

YearChartPosition
1976Billboard 200194[4]
1976Billboard Jazz Albums37[4]
“Joy” Shakti/John Mclaughlin Classic Album http://www.jazzimproviser.com

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Jazz II V I Improvisation Book Review.

This is a very useful book if you are “New’ to jazz improvisation. It covers all of the needs of the beginner as it starts with the classic II V I cadence. It then progresses through the II V I with various altered dominants, different scale choices and chromatic embellishments. There is also a written harmonic explanation for each variation.

The other half of the book goes through modes, scales, chords, arpeggios, triad pairs and all of the essential music theory and explanations for quality jazz practice. This also helps the reader to make sense of the harmonic alterations,scale choices and substitutions commonly found in the world of jazz improvisation and apply them.

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TOTAL II V I JAZZ PUZZLE: Improvisation Guitar Practice & Theory
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