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1.1 Style – Anticipating the Beat

Let’s start off with some easy Big Band style motives. In line 3, beats 1 and 3 in the first measure are anticipated (syncopated) when they are tied to an off-beat eighth note preceding the beat. Care must be taken not to rush when playing longer eighth note patterns. In line 4 and 5, patterns that anticipate (syncopate) the beat must be placed with precision so as not to rush the beat. It could be helpful to apply the triplitizing process to all of these exercises. You may also notice that you're playing in a new key.

Don't forget to observe all of the articulation markings when you click and imitate the new vocabulary.

1.1 Play Track: Anticipating the Beat
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How to use the A-B Repeat feature

Click and drag the left arrow to establish the loop starting point. Then click and drag the right to establish the ending point.

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