Rhythm 01: How to count 4/4 time and basic strumming


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4/4 Time

For today’s lesson, I’ll just stick to 4/4 time – it’s the most common time signature in modern music. The first four means that there are four beats to one measure, and the second four means that a quater note takes up one of those beats. If that’s a bit confusing, all you really need to know is that you count out 4/4 time, just count to four.

One, Two, Three, Four

That’s one measure.