common time

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common time

Music a time signature indicating four crotchet beats to the bar; four-four time.
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The concept sounds bizarre, but in 1954 Elvis Presley and his mad-genius producer, Sam Phillips, performed much the same trick on "Blue Moon of Kentucky," a waltz by Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, which they converted to four-four time with a heavy backbeat and an electric guitar.
By what name is four-four time also known in music?
It's hard to make rock 'n' roll sound fresh and vibrant these days - for a lot of bands, it seems like guitar and drums in four-four time is a played out sound.