I’m new to music theory so some of my descriptions might not be completely technical, but I’ll try to be as clear as possible
I’ve noticed that most songs put emphasis on the 1,2,3, and 4 beats and group eighth notes into 4 groups of 2. (Or 2 groups of 4). But I’ve listened to some songs that seem to instead emphasize the 1, offbeat of 2, and 4 beats, putting eighth notes in 2 groups of 3 followed by 1 group of 2. (See image for more clarity on what I mean) This almost makes the music seem like it is so “excited” to get to the next bar that it doesn’t have time to put another eighth note in the group of two.
I was wondering if there is a term for this. I know you could call it syncopation, but to my knowledge syncopation is a very broad term that means any emphasis on the off beats, I’m wondering if there is a term specifically for this 3-3-2 pattern.
Thanks in advance!