Bars of music have strong and weak beats. Strong beats tend to be the first beats of a bar. They usually come before weak beats. The main factor is the time signature. Bars containing two beats have a strong beat (beat 1) and a weak beat (beat 2). Bars in 3/4 have one strong beat (beat 1) and two weak beats (beats 2 and 3). Bars in 4/4 have two strong beats (1 and 3) and two weak beats (2 and 4). If in doubt, think of parades and marching bands or think of walking and waltzing…