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I use a book called the Guitarist's Way to teach pupils classical guitar; so every pupil gets to play this tune, which is just in crotchets, within the first few months of lessons. Here it is: It's only short, so might not be suitable for whatever you need it for. I'm not sure what the original piece by Thomas Tallis is that it comes from, but that might ...


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Mark Butler has written a scholarly book on Electronic Dance Music called Unlocking the Groove. In it, he proposes calling these moments "turning the beat around", and abbreviated it TBA. As in, "After an introduction that implies a straight 4/4 pattern, a TBA reveals that it has been syncopated all along." Personally, I think it's an unfortunate term, but ...


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This is a common phenomenon, based on the fact that - unless there are any other cues - we usually perceive the first note/chord/accent we hear as the '1' of the bar. There are of course a lot of cues (accentuation, melody, etc.) which might tell us otherwise, but is easy to fool the listener. I've encountered many songs/riffs where upon first hearing them I ...


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There is a difference in feeling the rhythm and not responding to the rhythm with certain bodily parts(for example, when dancing). Some muscles(, muscle groups) are more trained to receive commands that others and this is really based on luck when not trained. A way to feel the rhythm is trying at first to count by beating your foot or hand or even ...


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Some sections of "Canon in D" fit this criteria, as well as the triplets at the beginning of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." I'm assuming you mean the notes should be played continuously with no rests, otherwise you could think of Jingle Bells as Note-Note-Note-Rest-Note-Note-Note-Rest, etc.


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Before I read down through your question, Take it Easy came to mind !It's always confused me, as the intro is on the beat, but the singing comes in wrongly. I bet that doesn't happen when they play it live, and I bet no cover bands put that 'mistake' in either. I've always thought that it was a dub that just got recorded in the wrong place.There's no good ...



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