Learn the fundamentals of rhythmic counting from percussionist, Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). In this music theory lesson, Matt explores the 2/2 (two-two) time signature, or cut time, and the 2/4 (two-four) time signature. These are often used in marching music, as well as, samba or salsa music. This lesson is just one of many music theory tutorials exploring the study of the language of music here at Music School Online (MSO). You do not need to know music theory to be a musician, but you will gain a deeper understanding of how and why music works, allowing you to better communicate with fellow musicians, and giving you more power to create your own music. Learn music theory at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.