Watch the Syncopation online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 5: Lick Vocabulary

Syncopation - Overview is a video guitar lesson presented by Sheryl Bailey and is sourced from Bebop Dojo: Essentials.


Syncopation is playing on the off beats, or on the up beats, or the weak beats. The jazz language revolves around syncopation, it gives the push forward to the swing feel, creates tension, and makes a player's phrasing exciting.