Chop a 4/4 meter in half and you're left with only two quarter note beats per count. Not to worry, however, since two beats per measure are perfectly appropriate. In reality, you'll find 2/4 meters in the most popular marches. The rhythm is close to the rhythm of your legs as you march: ""left-right, left-right, 1-2, 1-2."" You start and stop marching down — beat 1.
Example of Filipino folk song that have 2/4 time signature
Leron Leron - Sinta Lupang Hinirang Sitsiritsit Alibangbang ""Pamulinawen"" Paru parung bukid Some waltzes and marches often have a two-quarters time signature.
A time signature in music tells you what meter of the piece you're playing. Composers determine the number of beats per measure early on and use a time signature to express that detail.
The two numbers in the time signature tell you how many beats there are in any musical sequence. A piece with a 4/4 time signature has four quarter note beats; each 3/4 meter measure has three quarter note beats; and two quarter note beats per 2/4 time measure