Is there a name for the following chord change rhythm? I was trying to see if I could make an acoustic-strummed version of "King of Wishful Thinking" sound good, and I couldn't help but strum the chords like this:
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 Am F G C Am I don't need to fall at yer feet
And then again on the chorus
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 C F G Am C I'll get o - ver you, I know I will, I'll pre-tend
I think I'm realizing I'm fallen into this chord change pattern on many other songs, where every other chord change (or perhaps more sporadically) comes "early", on the four-beat, not the one-beat. So is there a term for this or variations on it? Is there any theory around it?
Or am I just forcing the chord change too early just to coincide with the strong vocal and I need to learn a little restraint?