Watch the Syncopated Chords Etude: E online guitar lesson by Tommy Emmanuel from Fingerstyle Milestones
The next exercise I feel is extremely important because this is where the fingers play a little accented beat. The reason I use this exercise is because this is where we're now getting close to the beginning of independence between the thumb and the fingers. The fingers play this, and the thumb plays a solid time, and those are the first steps towards independence. And your fingers are doing something against the thumb, as you'll see now when I slow it right down. Sped up it's got a real swing to it. We've got to start out slowly, though, otherwise we won't understand it. So, let's play it together!