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Time Signatures

The Basics of Guitar

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By now you might have begun to wonder what the 4/4  3/4  or 2/4 at the beginning of each line stands for.

It is called time signature, and it appears at the beginning of every musical selection or exercise.  

 4/4 stands for 4 quarter beats per measure.

Example of music in 4/4 time

Example of music in 3/4 time

Example of music in 2/4time

Time Signatures