O syncopation is the displacement of regular accents

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o Syncopation is the displacement of regular accents associated with a given metrical pattern. This adds anticipation, pleasure, and thrill to the music being played. It's used quite often in jazz, Latin jazz, rock n' roll, and many other popular styles of music. We find syncopation in swing rhythm. That is the rhythm of jazz, and normally this music is written differently than the way that it's played. Jazz musicians will not play exactly what's written, but approximate the rhythm to what's written on the page. Jazz has its own unique sounds because the musicians swing the notes. Classical musicians on the other hand are stricter and play only what's on the page and this is because classical composers like Mozart and Beethoven wrote exactly what they wanted to be played. Music is an abstract form of art that is made concrete by notating it. The process of creating music starts by listening to the music in the composer's mind. Then the musical notation is a system of transferring these ideas to paper so that others can play their music. It is, after all, a combination sounds and silence which allow composers to put rhythm on paper. o Music with little or no rhythm at all is mostly oriental music (Japanese music), that includes a lot of silence in their music.
It's some sort of meditative type of music that uses as free rhythm or little rhythm in it. In this type of music, silence is as important as sound.

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