Watch the Song 3: Counting Song online guitar lesson by Erich Andreas from Nashville Number System Decoded

In this lesson we will examine the chart for "Counting Song." This song is in “4/4," also known as "4," BUT notice the underlined chord groupings. These are called “split bars," and those two chords within those measures will be sharing the measure (evenly, unless otherwise notated). So, if each measure is four beats, then those split bar chords would get 2 beats per chord.