1. Warm up
Set up the tempo you like, and count the beats out loud before you play.
The meters 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 are classified as simple time signatures. In simple meter, the lower number (4=quarter note) indicates the note value representing one beat, while the upper number (2, 3, and 4) indicates how many beats in each measure. Time signatures will be discussed further in chapter 3.