Chord changes on off beat in exercise song?


I am new to using the app, but so far I am liking it.

I have not come across chord changes that happen on the off-beat so thought I would ask. In Module 3 the exercise song Oye Como Va is the chord change to D supposed to happen on the “and” after the 4th beat?


That looks to me like a “Push” which Justin talks about here:


That’s exactly it. The song was included in the songs for gr.1 mod.3 of the app. The “push” seems to be discussed in grade 2, so I haven’t seen that yet. I’ll put that song back and keep it in mind when I get there.

Thanks for the feedback :+1:. I knew I was missing something.

I have an old music book that has Oye Como Va and in the description the author calls it “Heavily syncopated”… I remember trying to play it a few years ago & could not get into the groove to sound even close, although I was hitting the right chords, the rhythm was off. Justin really helped me to understand rhythm better! I didn’t realize that particular song was in the app! I’m going to try Santana again!

Found this…… elsewhere…… :smirk:

Thanks & good luck…


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