I confess to having an addiction to studying flamenco guitar. One of the recurring features that fascinates me is the way phrases are syncopated, for example you may get an arpeggio in cycles of 3 over a count of 4 so the accented notes get displaced.
Its quite hard to explain and I will do a better job another time but here is an example of such a thing taken from a Paco de Lucia solea but played as slow as my metronome goes.
Here is a quick tab of what is going on. The syncopation I mentioned starts in the 2nd bar.