Using Syncopation (Guitar Lesson)

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Jim Deeming

Using Syncopation

Jim Deeming explains how to integrate basic syncopation into your rhythm playing.

Taught by Jim Deeming in Fingerstyle Guitar seriesLength: 17:00Difficulty: 3.0 of 5
Chapter 1: (00:47) Introduction Music Jim kicks off lesson 4 of this series with an excellent fingerstyle arrangement.
Chapter 2: (11:26) Fingerstyle and Syncopation In previous lessons, Jim taught you how to play an alternating bass pattern using the thumb. He expanded on this concept by adding plucked chords to the bass pattern. Jim demonstrated how to place the plucked chords on various downbeats. Take this time to review each of the rhythmic patterns he discussed in past lessons. In the current lesson, Jim takes these basic concepts one step further. If you have not mastered the patterns from past lessons, you will have a very hard time with the material presented in this lesson.

If you only pluck chords on the downbeats, your rhythmic playing will begin to sound quite stale rather quickly. For this reason, you must learn how to apply plucked chords to the upbeats of an alternating bass pattern.

Like Jim mentions, the term "syncopation" can be loosely attached to this idea. However, the examples taught in this lesson do not adhere to a strict definition of syncopation. Jim discusses this idea in the beginning of this scene. This is a very important concept to keep in mind. Here is a definition of syncopation taken from The New Harvard Dictionary of Music: "Syncopation. A momentary contradiction of the prevailing meter or pulse. This may take the form of a temporary transformation of the fundamental character of the meter, e.g., from duple to triple or from 3/4 to 3/2, or it may be simply the contradiction of the regular succession of strong and weak beats within a measure or a group of measures whose metrical context nevertheless remains clearly defined by some part of the musical texture that does not itself participate in the syncopation." When people refer to syncopation, they most often are referring to the second part of this definition.

Plucking chords on the up beats while playing an alternating bass line on the down beats requires a great deal of mental and physical coordination. Be very patient with the exercises taught in this lesson. Play them as slowly as you possibly can while still maintaining a steady rhythmic pulse.

Rhythmic Pattern No. 1

Note: Tablature and notation of all the musical examples presented in this lesson will be posted in the near future under the "Supplemental Content" tab.

Here is a beat-by-beat breakdown of the first rhythmic pattern that Jim demonstrates:

Beat 1: root note (bass)
Beat 2: pluck chord
Beat 3 (downbeat): fifth of chord (bass)
Beat 3 (upbeat): pluck chord
Beat 4: third of chord (bass)

Essentially, you are plucking the chord on the up beat or "and" of beat 3 instead of plucking the chord on beat 4. All of the bass notes in this pattern should be palm-muted in order to diminish their volume and create a tonal contrast between the bass line and chordal accompaniment. Be sure that you practice each rhythmic pattern taught in this lesson with a variety of chord shapes.

When these examples are played at a slow tempo, the effect of the up beat chord is not quite apparent. However, when you speed the tempo up, the effect of this metric displacement is quite obvious.

Rhythmic Pattern No. 2

Here is a beat-by-beat breakdown of this pattern:

Beat 1: root note (bass) + plucked chord
Beat 2 (downbeat): third of chord (bass)
Beat 2 (upbeat): plucked chord
Beat 3: fifth of chord (bass)
Beat 4: third of chord (bass)

Rhythmic Pattern No. 3

Beat 1 (downbeat): root note (bass)
Beat 1 (upbeat): plucked chord
Beat 2: third of chord (bass)
Beat 3: fifth of chord (bass) + plucked chord
Beat 4: third of chord (bass)

Chapter 3: (04:55) Syncopation with Hammer-ons and Pull-offs In this scene, Jim demonstrates how hammer-ons can be applied to the rhythmic patterns you learned in the last scene. He uses these hammer-on concepts in the context of a I IV V progression in the key of A. Essentially, when each chord is plucked, the third of the chord is embellished by a grace note hammer-on. A grace note is played so rapidly that it is not counted.

Take a look at the first chord in the progression, A. The third of this chord is C#. You can embellish this note with either the open B string or the C at the first fret. It is very common to embellish a major third by hammering on from the minor third. This creates a very bluesy sound.

The second chord in the progression is D. Embellish the third of this chord by hammering from the open E string. It is not practical to embellish this chord with a hammer-on from the minor third from a physical standpoint. The final chord is E. Embellish the third by hammering from the open G string.

Note: Notation and tablature of this exercise will be posted in "Supplemental Content" in the near future.

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JT123JT123 replied on November 22nd, 2018

Hi Jim, I am really enjoying your lesson plan. Happy TG.

NneretinNneretin replied on August 2nd, 2018

thanks so much for your thoughtful help here. was trying to learn an etta baker song and realized that I actually needed to learn the alternate picking from the beginning.

aezpegasusaezpegasus replied on January 30th, 2018

Really fun to learn a new technique for my playing skills. Really appreciated these lessons!

BigSkyGuyBigSkyGuy replied on July 24th, 2017

You have a great calm encouraging teaching style. In my youth I played a few strumming folk songs. I'm 66 and decided to get a guitar and learn finger style. Thanks to your articulate teaching style I'm having a great time and am progressing nicely. Jam play is a fabulous learning tool!

RobZohnRobZohn replied on June 1st, 2016

Jim, Thanks for the course. After several attempts over the years to get use to using a thumb pick I finnaly am on my way!

GravelRoadGravelRoad replied on October 7th, 2015

Hey Jim. I just started Jamplay and this is my first series. Great instruction so far - I'm really enjoying your lessons. Thx

pauldarcherpauldarcher replied on June 28th, 2015

Hi Very good! Comment: I would like to see in supplemental all versions of chords and their patterns, not just selected chords. Would be very useful

Wood55Wood55 replied on March 24th, 2014

just looking at the date of the comments here and man where have I been for so long, wanted to learn this style for so long and finally found the best teacher/method. thanks Jim

rexdogrexdog replied on June 18th, 2014

No suitable players found what does this mean. I can't get into my lesson

august44august44 replied on February 10th, 2014

I noticed that when playing the D chord your thumb is not going through the same motion, I'm not sure about right hand fingering.

Wood55Wood55 replied on March 24th, 2014

what I understand from the lesson when doing the D & F chord shift your hand position down one string so that you are only plucking 2 strings (the E & B) and thumb works the D, G, A, G strings for bass

blackgretschblackgretsch replied on January 21st, 2014

Good Lesson JIm

orangeloverorangelover replied on November 6th, 2013

Loving learning from Jim. Kudos!

vino7petervino7peter replied on August 11th, 2013

Your better than Jim Bean

roadbikerroadbiker replied on March 31st, 2013

What is that little black thing on the top of your guitar Jim? Thanx, Jim

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bruthabruthabruthabrutha replied on January 9th, 2013

great teacher lv never be tort .u make it a pleasure to learn and iv found the style i m looking 4 anyway thanks brother brett from new zealand

unclefuzzy6unclefuzzy6 replied on July 10th, 2012

Jim, you're the best! Fuzzy.

hamster892hamster892 replied on July 5th, 2012

I really liked this lesson. It was some easy stuff that make playing sound a lot better and made it a lot more fun. Can't wait to master these techniques and move on to the next skill.

cinessacinessa replied on April 22nd, 2012

I've been working with different teachers here, and boy do I learn much more, and much faster with you. My guitar playing's getting better and I have more interest in working harder and practicing because I'm getting somewhere. I impressed myself now, and love to here all the different sounds! Thank you!!!

cinessacinessa replied on April 22nd, 2012

I've been working with different teachers here, and boy do I learn much more, and much faster with you. My guitar playing's getting better and I have more interest in working harder and practicing because I'm getting somewhere. I impressed myself now, and love to here all the different sounds! Thank you!!!

sherchanrock72sherchanrock72 replied on February 21st, 2012

Jim techniques are the best so far i have known.

joeyoungjoeyoung replied on January 18th, 2012

Hi Jim, I have been playing for about 15 years on and off I have played in bands mainly backing and singing. Since christmas I have played so much more with your lessons they are well designed and your teaching method is keeping me interested, thanks. You just played a piece of bogangles do you have a lesson on this ? regards Joe

johnny4265johnny4265 replied on December 7th, 2011

I heard so many cool possibilities in this lesson. I am going to spend a lot of time with the different combinations before moving to the next lesson. Your lessons and teaching ability are better than any I have seen on the web anywhere. Thanks.

onceupononceupon replied on June 14th, 2011

Hi Jim. I'm confused as to how to apply most of the alternating picking patterns and syncopation to the D chord. (It only seems more viable to do it at the barred D on the 5th fret.)

joseefjoseef replied on March 22nd, 2011

Really really really loved this lesson; not as hard as I thought it would're a great teacher Jim, thank you.

joseefjoseef replied on April 5th, 2011

The only thing missing is the tabs for the two other patterns (only one is shown) in the C am F G C progression...would make it easier to practice than trying to remember the patterns when practicing.

goosiegoosie replied on February 26th, 2011

Fantastic lesson, this is exactly what I have been looking for. You are a wonderful teacher, and I am one happy student!!!!

clarke1966clarke1966 replied on July 1st, 2010

Jim, I always place my right ring finger and pinky on the soundboard in order to stabilize my picking fingers, but I'm afraid that I'm forming a bad habit. Do you think this is okay, or should I try to change my style?

clarke1966clarke1966 replied on July 1st, 2010

Good lesson Jim, it's amazing what a small complexity like that can add to a song.

dlaskowskidlaskowski replied on March 10th, 2010

great lesson

squirillitzsquirillitz replied on February 20th, 2010

many thanks Jim. It's beautifull improve fingerpicking with your lessons

wbutlerwbutler replied on September 22nd, 2009

I travis pick as a finger style. by learning other styles am i just confusing myself (my default) when I play. do you play one style or do you play several?

jvcroizatjvcroizat replied on July 25th, 2009

Been playing a long time and always wanted to get better at fingerstyle. Your lessons are very helpful Thanks !!!

sugruesugrue replied on July 24th, 2009

The hammer ons are much easier than I thought and sound so cool.

malcmalc replied on January 20th, 2009

thanks jim great lesson i just have to get the tempo up a few notches

joe1950joe1950 replied on January 18th, 2009

Jim.....Thanks so much for your lessons.....This is 'exactly' what I wanted to learn and you are doing a wonderful job of teaching. I remember that once Chet Atkins was asked how he was doing the thumb patter. After showing the thumb pattern....He said ...."Just work on that for a couple of years".... Thanks again, Joe

dash rendardash rendar replied on January 8th, 2009

Sounds like the Man has come around. :) Thanks so much. This has really livened up my playing.

jefrankjefrank replied on June 20th, 2008

Jim, thanks so much for the great lesson! Truly a pleasure, and lots to work on.

Jim.DeemingJim.Deeming replied on March 14th, 2008

I prefer the term "independence" because it conveys the idea the thumb is acting on its own. "Coordination" makes it sound like some kind of trick, or difficult thing. Much as I want my audience to think so, really it isn't. It's muscle memory born of hundreds of thousands of repetitions. When I want to hear a sound, my thumb makes it for me and I don't have to think about how (unless teaching it to someone else). Just like you don't have to think through each complexity of riding your bicycle. Your mind just say, "I want to go over there" and your bicycle takes you there. But, when you first started, you rode very slowly and fell down a lot. There's no shortcut for falling off your thumb a few dozen hundred times at the beginning. Hang in there!

kenstylekenstyle replied on March 13th, 2008

i have a question about "true thumb independence." How much is it really thumb independence and how much is it super-coordination?

toolfan88toolfan88 replied on February 13th, 2008

Jim great lesson! i love it. iv been playing for a long time and picked up alot of stuff!

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