Time? How can you tell by listening if a peice is in 4\4 or 2\4? Theyy both sound the same. Thanks in advance.
2/4 often has a very strong "one and two and" pulse. Like this song:
Usually you can also figure it out by where the chord/melodic changes are, since with 2/4 a measure will only last 2 beats and in 4/4 it lasts four. Doesn't ALWAYS work, though. If it's a march it's probably 2/4