One of our newest rounds- The Mango Song.
See if you can sing along:
You might notice that the tricky rhythm during the “Kiwi” section makes it hard to keep the groove going as soon as you start singing it as a round. That’s because “Kiwi” falls on the offbeats of the measure. The musical word to describe this phenomena is: Syncopation.
Syncopation was the basis for Ragtime music, which was a predecessor of what we think of as “Jazz” today! And for those of you involved with “Down By the Bayou,” you’ll find syncopation in our Dixieland Music as well!