Is 16 bars equal to 16 lines?

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 12 years ago '06        #21
Darkpoet 2 heat pts
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Most would count a bar by rhyme sceme, which in case would make a bar 2 lines.
 04-16-2006, 07:04 AM         #22
Double Deuce  OP
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1 Bar = 1 Line

1 Bar is basically saying: 1,2,3,4 at a certain tempo (which would be the tempo of the beat) every time you say 1,2,3,4 thats a bar.

Most hip-hop music is set to 4/4 which is basically 4 beats to a bar (So it 1,2,3,4) But in music you can also get 3/4 which is (1,2,3) to a bar.

Step your music games up.

Yall been lookin at fruity loops the wrong way
 12 years ago '04        #23
x Tha Arkitek x 59 heat pts59
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^^^it all depends on how u put tha track 2getha.....tempo wise....tha way i do tracks it would b 2....140/70...same diff
 12 years ago '06        #24
Full Clip 77 heat pts77
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lol damn...its this easy...

most mainstream/raido songs is 16 bars(1 line) 8 bars for the hook...

but alot of underground sh*t is 32 bars (2 lines)..
 12 years ago '06        #25
datVAkid 37 heat pts37
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It all dapends on how you write it

A
B
A
B

thats 4 lines but 2 bars

but you can also got one like this

A B
A B

thats 2 lines but its also 2 bars

but i produce and i go buy a bar as every 4 beats equal to 1 bar
 12 years ago '04        #26
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i have always wondered...what exactly a real "bar" is...

For instance...some people have told me that to say " I go to my car, I am a star" is 1 full bar, but i always thought a full bar would be "i go to my car, i am a star, went to the club and brought goose at the bar"

I think tha only shyt that cleared it up for me was when Jay-Z was like..."yall only get half a bar..."fu*k yall n*ggas".." lol i know thats sad that thats how i semi-discovered what a bar was but...whatever..i'm still confused soooo many people dropping different answers.

can someone really clear this up for me..with a site..or some real emcee knowledge plz..?
 12 years ago '04        #27
Cutty Olds 7 heat pts
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 Double Deuce said:
1 Bar = 1 Line

1 Bar is basically saying: 1,2,3,4 at a certain tempo (which would be the tempo of the beat) every time you say 1,2,3,4 thats a bar.

Most hip-hop music is set to 4/4 which is basically 4 beats to a bar (So it 1,2,3,4) But in music you can also get 3/4 which is (1,2,3) to a bar.

Step your music games up.

Yall been lookin at fruity loops the wrong way

^^
This is true
yeah you do set it to music but most of the time 1 line equals 1 bar..it's a measure of music

Simply put look at a hook...it's 8 bars

ex.
Clickety clank clickety clank
The money goes into my piggy bank
Clickety clank clickety clank
the money goes into my piggy bank

yeah yeah get mo money mo money
yeah yeah get mo money mo money
yeah yeah get mo money mo money
yeah yeah get mo money mo money


or

I like Girls Girls Girls Girls Girls I do adore
Well put ya number on this paper
cause I love to date ya
holler at me when Im come off tour

I love girls girls girls girls girls all over the globe
I come scoop you in a coupe
sittin on duece zeros
fix ya hair in the mirror lets roll


most of the time you can clap to like 4 and pick it up...haha damn sh*t is weird to explain if you aint ever been in music before


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 04-16-2006, 10:59 AM         #28
krenaba  OP
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HAHHAHAHHAHAH yall are hilarious (and stupid)
 04-16-2006, 11:09 AM         #29
Fingaz  OP
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u people are fu*kin dumb

1 bar = 1 line
2 bars = 2 lines

and so on
 12 years ago '05        #30
2bigz 15 heat pts15
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i thought a rhyme was a bar
 04-16-2006, 11:48 AM         #31
Pappy Mason  OP
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1 bar is equal to one line..... for example:

They say I walk around like got a 'S' on my chest
Naw, that's a semi-auto, and a vest on my chest
I try not to say nothin the D.A., might want to play in court
But I'll hunt or duck a n*gga down like it's sport
Front on me, I'll cut ya, gun-butt ya or bump ya
You gettin money? I can't none with ya then fu*k ya
I'm not the type to get knocked for D.W.I.
I'm the type to k!ll your connect when the coke price rise
Gangstas, they bump my sh*t then they know me
I grew up around some n*ggaz that's not my homies
Hundred G's I stash it (what) the mack I blast it (yeah)
D's come we dump the diesel and battery acid
This flow's been mastered, the ice I flash it
Chokes me, I'll have your mama pickin out your casket, bastard
I'm on the next level, right lane forget bezzle
Benz pedal to the metal, hotter than a tea kettle, blood (what)
count it.... it 16 lines which = 16 bars..... 50 spit a 16
 12 years ago '06        #32
lmnop 122 heat pts122
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 [[.f.r.e.$.h.]] said:
i say it is.



buncha my friends say 16 bars = 32 lines...




set it straight y'all.



edit]]

to clear sh*t up:


if u had the following lines:

i'm so nice, call me the newborn christ
got enough money, no need for a heist



i say that's 2 bars.
my friends say that's 1 bar.

which one?
That's two bars... Even in text, it's still two bars. Only on the internet I've seen cats refer that to "one" bar... It doesn't make sense to me.
 04-16-2006, 11:57 AM         #33
cortez543211  OP
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oh wow. are you guys retarded?
16 bars = 16 lines. if you dont know how to write your lyrics down then it might be 2 lines per bar. but its 16=16

1I drink a boost for breakfast, and ensure for dizzert
2Somebody ordered pancakes I just sip the sizzurp
3That right there could drive a sane man bizzerk
4Not to worry y'll Mr. H 2 the Izzo's back to wizzerk
5How do you console my mom or give her light support
6When you telling her your sons' on life support
7And just imagine how my girl feel
8On the plane scared as hell that her guy look like Emitt Till
9She was with me before the deal she been trying to be mine
10She a delta so she been throwing them Dynasty signs
11No use me tryin' to be lyin' I been trying to signed
12Trying to be a millionaire How I use two lifelines
13In the same hospital where Biggie Smalls died
14The doctor said I had blood clots But I ain't Jamaican man
15Story on MTV and I ain't trying to make the band
16I swear this right here is history in the making man

point proven!
 12 years ago '04        #34
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Yeah but most people write their lyrics down differently. Most of the time they will have 4 or 5 words to a line, try spit all them lyrics you put up a line at a time, you cant. Then split them in half. Listen to the actual dude spitting and you can count the bars.
 12 years ago '05        #35
TheT 21 heat pts21
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flipaty flap flipaty flap
ya'll n*ggas got that
zzzzzz jacked

look at that dog
his feet so flat
why did i hit him
with that baseball bat
 12 years ago '04        #36
Y.H. 6 heat pts
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its 32 but is different for people...say a n*gga like twista and krazie bone....so its different
 04-16-2006, 01:36 PM         #37
jthamind  OP
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 Casey Wells said:
never listen to a text head cause they know nothing bout bars. a bar is on 4/4 time and that doesnt change no matter what. for instance when bone would spit a bar they could have several lines in it. they could spit like 12 lines in 4 bars. the word bar signifying a type of measurement in music has existed much longer than textcee ing. noone needs to waste their time arguing with me about this cause you would just be an idiot. i've been involved wit music far too long and this applies to all forms not just rap. in some songs 1 word could be a bar.

the moral is this : never listen to a fu*kin texthead when it comes to talkin bout music. they dont record they just type


 Casey Wells said:
again you're wrong. bars dont exist in text. thats called a line. line does not equal bar. thats like callin a line of text a chord. it doesnt exist. or trying to type in a d minor key. it doesnt exist. bar is a measure of music not a measure of typed letters and words.

words can only be measured by the amount of time it takes to read them or to say them. thats like lookin at this post and tryin to measure it in miles per hour. it doesnt make sense.

a bar is measured by beats in a measure

it isnt just 4/4 it could be 3/3 or 3/4 or any form of ways that music can be measured. lots of percussion sections are like 34/3 and crazy sh*t like that. it just depends on how the timeframe the piece has been created.

pretty much all rap beats are written in a 4/4 time scale. so you could write words along to this but again there could be several lines in 1 bar depending on how fast you say them or there could be just one word in a bar,

casey knows his music sh*t and panasonic you seem smart enough to know this sh*t, i figured you knew a lil more bout music to say than to say 1 line equals one bar

the truth is only one line equals one line

line=line


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 12 years ago '05        #38
palpabo67 
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didn't someone make a thread like this already?

edit: here....



Last edited by palpabo67; 04-16-2006 at 02:32 PM..
 12 years ago '04        #39
thegodjswing 1 heat pts
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haha this guy is gonna be confused
 04-16-2006, 03:13 PM         #40
CHRONICLE  OP
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A bar is one line.
A bar couplet is 2 lines.
In rap you get paid for every 16 bars.
Basically every verse.
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