Hey all, I know you guys see these threads all the time, but I really wanna ask some questions. I hope you can humor me and give me some decent answers. First, I simply cannot understand the thought process behind writing breakdowns in this particular style. Some of them are remarkably simple yet so complex because of timing. Is there something they know that I don't? Is it just me not practicing or writing enough? I understand to an extent the concept ot syncopation, but these types of breakdowns always elude my writing, and consequently frustrate me. My other question, how does one go about deciphering one of these breakdowns when listening. For example, I recently learned the breakdown pattern for It's Not Safe To Swim Today, and it's surprisingly simple despite how it sounded to me. However, I am always at a loss when trying to figure them out on my own. Any tips? Thanks a lot guys.