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In music, syncopation involves a variety of rhythms which are in some way unexpected which make part or all of a tune or piece of music off0beat More simply, syncopation is a general term for "a disturbance or interruption of the regular flow of rhythm": a "placement of rhythmic stresses or accents where they wouldn't normally occur." The correlation of at least two sets of time intervals. Also known as an "Uneven movement from bar to bar".
Syncopation is used in many musical styles, especially dance music--"All dance music makes use of syncopation and it's often a vital element that helps tie the whole track together". In the form of a back beat , syncopation is used in virtually all contemporary popular music.