This piece was designed to teach various forms of syncopation in an ensemble setting. While much of what is presented is pretty straightforward and somewhat "common" in terms of syncopated figures, there is still an element of "tongue-in-cheek" to this work. That aspect is most pronounced with the four bar coda in 5/8 meter. It is something of a musical double take......or if you can visualize someone going...."wha - wha - what???" - the composer.