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2/2 vs 4/4 Time

Want to know the difference between 2/2 vs 4/4 time in music? It’s all about “the feel.”

Watch the video below for an example of 2/2 time or cut-time, compared with 4/4 time. The video shows part of course material that will appear in Udemy and Skillshare courses.

You’ll also see examples of syncopation and tied notes used in the ragtime piece called The Entertainer by Scot Joplin.

Check below to download a FREE copy of The Entertainer sheet music for guitar (scroll down).

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You can learn The Entertainer in both Udemy and Skillshare courses. In the YouTube video below you’ll learn how the 2/2 time signature affects the feel of this music. You’ll also see how syncopation is used by Joplin as part of the “ragtime” feel.

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