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Rhythm Accuracy Workout With "Synchronicity"

Lesson description: I love The Police! The interaction between Sting, Copeland, and Summers is eternally some of the coolest jams around. Copeland is always on the front side of the beat, pushing everything forward, while Summers hangs back, with his glassy chords and arpeggiation. Sting is the glue between those two, perfectly carrying the bass duties, as well as delivering the goods melodically. Friggin' magical, man.

I plan on doing some more vids specifically about Andy Summers's approach, but I wanted to kick things off with this sprint of an arrangement. I perform it here at 180bpm, but I highly recommend practicing it at say 140. There's quite a bit of right and left hand muting, string targeting, and finger stretching to work on!

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    Format: Sibelius-created digital score with tabs & standard notation

    Delivery: Tablature is available as convenient .pdf download, and my custom made backing track is included as a free extra! You'll find the download links on your checkout page and in your email. We encourage you to make a customer account when you check out, so all your future purchases can be found in one place.