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Accompaniment Elements Of Rhythm Guitar
One thing we can do to change our rhythm part is to put in anticipations. What do I mean by this?
In our previous part, the chord changed every half measure, right on the beat. The rhythm for our chord changes occurred as:
One - and - 2 - and - Three - and - 4 - and
Count out the above to yourself with a steady beat, and say the bolded words louder. The changes happen right on the beat.
Using anticipations, we can alter where the 2nd chord change occurs and reshape it as:
One - and - 2 - and - 3 - and - 4 - and
Again, count out the above to yourself with a steady beat, and say the bolded words louder. The and between the 2 and 3 is where we'll switch chords and is where our anticipation occurs.
This anticipation also changes our comping pattern. Mms. 1-4 show how this pattern can be played for a single chord (in this case, C# minor). Mms. 5-8 apply this new comping pattern to the alternating C#m-B progression we used in our verse on the last page. Note how the bass note for the B chord always occurs on the and between beats 2 and 3. This is our anticipation...