In 2/4 time, there are 2 beats in a measure, but you are still counting a quarter note as a beat. So instead of counting 1-2-3-4, you would use that same pace but simply say 1-2, 1-2. 3. Practice a waltz. Music set in 3/4 time counts 3 quarter notes to every measure. The waltz is always danced in this rhythm, and finding a song that is INDIANAPOLIS — Behind a brilliant game from Philip Rivers, the Colts dug themselves out of a three-touchdown hole to come back and beat the lowly Cincinnati Bengals 31-27 on Sunday.