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What do the 3/4 and 4/4 numbers mean?
"One two three four" (backbeat) is a very American thing. It's the spine of jazz (and rock), but not of classical music. "In music that progresses regularly in 4/4 time, the first down-beat is usually the strongest accent in the melody and the likeliest place for a chord change, the third is the next strongest: these are 'on' beats." That's why it's so hard to teach, say, a German to clap on two, four, six, eight. Their musical tradition is very different.