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Many songs use a rhythmic technique called anticipation, when the chords don't change on the first or third beat of the bar, but instead they fall on one of the upbeat eighth notes in between the quarter notes. We count these as ‘and’ in between the quarter notes. This is a very powerful and super common sound, but it can be quite tricky to learn at first. So in this tutorial we'll go through it one step a time and look at some of the most common examples of anticipations. Let's get started!

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Chord Anticipation