Rhythmic effect caused by the use of notes played on weak beats or weak sections of a measure and tied over strong beats.

Syncopation is common in many styles of music. Jazz, African and Caribbean music make a very heavy use of syncopations as shown in the next Caribbean music excerpt:



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