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In one instance or another, you have more than likely heard someone start off a song or done so yourself, counting 1, 2, 3, 4. This than dictates the time signature of the song you are about to play, applying the idea of playing in 4/4. We can understand this idea of what 4/4 means by looking at the following explanation.

4 = the number of counts given to each measure of music (1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.)
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4 = the kind of note that receives a beat of one (a quarter note, a unit for measuring 1 beat.)

It is essential to count out loud as you are playing the following example, while also using your metronome. We will demonstrate a progression used in 4/4, demonstrating a mixture of bar chords and embellishments from our previous chapters. Setting the metronome at 90 bpm, let's try this example of 4/4 in the style of James Hetfield and Kirk Hammet (Metallica.)
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