sonic1988 Posted November 12, 2006 Report Share Posted November 12, 2006 (edited) My music professor told my class in her lecture that the main reason why people like rap music is due to the syncopation. The definition of Syncopation is: placing of accent on weak beat: a rhythmic technique in music in which the accent is shifted to a weak beat of the bar this basically means that if a song goes (I'm going to use font size to show accents): 1, 2, 3, 4 ^ in 4/4 time (which is basically every rap song) a rapper will basically go 1, 2, 3, 4 for everyone who is doing battle raps and rapping and wondering why a song they are working on just won't click, this may be the reason why. If this is confusing, check out the wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncopation Edited November 12, 2006 by sonic1988 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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