Try to beat the foot 4 times, each beat of your foot is a time. If you have beaten the foot 4 times means that you have done 4 times.
Now assign to each pulse the value of ¼, whether fighting the foot 4 times means that we make time ¼ 4 each.
The symbol 4 / 4 means that fighting with the feet 4 ¼ times each, the total is 4 / 4.
Below you can see how in a measure there are 4 notes instead of the value of a time each, that is, ¼.
So in simple terms 4 / 4 means that in a measure find ¼ 4 notes each.
If the time is 4 / 4 once played the four notes ¼ bar is closed and a new beginning which will in turn 4 more notes each time.
Thus each bar in 4 / 4 I can find only 4 notes consecutively from one time each.
By Nicola Mandorino