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 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, 09:59 AM         #28
krenaba  OP
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HAHHAHAHHAHAH yall are hilarious (and stupid)

 04-16-2006, 10:09 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, 10:48 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, 10:57 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, 12:36 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


.....

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

edit: here....



Last edited by palpabo67; 04-16-2006 at 01:32 PM..

 12 years ago '04        #39
thegodjswing 1 heat pts
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haha this guy is gonna be confused

 04-16-2006, 02:13 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.

 04-16-2006, 02:25 PM         #41
jthamind  OP
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for everybody that posted in this thread, A BAR IS MEASURED IN TIME...


 Casey Wells said
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


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

THAT IS THE TRUTH...THERE IS NOTHING MORE TO DISCUSS...


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 12 years ago '05        #42
YARKONE 4 heat pts
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lol at this thread! 1 bar = 2 "lines"


but if u make ur bars 1 line its one line but its still "mathematicly"(spell check) 2 lines.


ex:

this and that this and dat ,I get on dissin dat.



1 bar but 2 lines

 04-16-2006, 02:47 PM         #43
[[.f.r.e.$.h.]]  OP
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lmao.. i sleep, then wake up, and find 3 pages of ppl givin every different definition of "one bar"...


i BELIEVE ONE BAR IS ONE LINE.


that's why everyone says, "yo go spit a 16", meanin go spit 16 BARS, aka a VERSE.

has ANYone seen a 32 line verse in a normal song???



damn, i thought all of y'all would say that 1 bar = 1 line = 1 measure...

 12 years ago '05        #44
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 ..AMARU.. said
depends on how fast u rap also

yep...cause if its a twist...... 2 lines is equal to 1 bar......so then your 16 would become 32 bars.....cause it takes longer to write too....

 12 years ago '06        #45
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propz for the starter

 12 years ago '05        #46
LVuittonDon4EVA 8 heat pts
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 [[.f.r.e.$.h.]] said
lmao.. i sleep, then wake up, and find 3 pages of ppl givin every different definition of "one bar"...


i BELIEVE ONE BAR IS ONE LINE.


that's why everyone says, "yo go spit a 16", meanin go spit 16 BARS, aka a VERSE.

has ANYone seen a 32 line verse in a normal song???



damn, i thought all of y'all would say that 1 bar = 1 line = 1 measure...
^^completely agree, but a bar is different when you're PRODUCING and when you're RAPPING....

 12 years ago '05        #47
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this 16 bar thing is a myth...cause look at all the conscious rappers that flow over 16 in one verse! .....

Canibus...
Artist: Canibus
Album: Mic Club: The Curriculum
Song: Poet Laureate
Typed by: *

* send corrections to the typist

Yo, Houston to Earth
Watch the ripper crucify you with verse
My urethra to ya uvula, quenches your thirst
Put your flames out with dry desert dirt where leopards lurk
Lock your soul down with an esoteric weapon search
Strap a bomb to one of your labels record clerks
And activate it as soon as they get to work
Ring the alarm, red alert, n*gga it gets worse
Bypass security networks with select words
Megahertz make nebulas reverse till your head burst
Call the press first and ask them who got the best verse
Give me the respect I deserve
If you are what you eat, it's obvious I can't eat what I'm worth
Yall n*ggas eat pus*y and burp
The other half of yall suck d*ck till your jaws and ya neck hurt
When you address me n*gga end your sentence with sir
Critics went beszerk they aint even heard my best work
See I broke into the mind by
Quietly goin by their eardrum walls and hotwired they skulls
Yeah I earned the name Canibus, but what did it cost?
Battle rappers nothing but a serendipitous wh0ore
n*ggas probably like, what da fu*k he dissin him for?
Yeah he dissed me first but you was never informed
I'm one of the top five n*gga, my sh*t is tight n*gga
you heard it right n*gga, I rock mics n*gga
But the limelight isn't where I belong
The top four don't even look in the mirror no more
If they did I'd be in the mirror looking back at em, ready to grab them
Kidnap them, and put them on my album
I rip jackers, Rip the time space fabric
Loop the future with the past tense looking for patterns
Eradicate Africans that sold Africans to Saxons
and forced black men to pay taxes
Attack a wack bi*ch with counter tactics
Split your bullet proof chases in half with a rapid gatling
Keep firing at cha till you trapped in
Now come back and scramble for helicopter extractions
While I'm back and forth back braggin
How I tortured them f*g**ts and stabbed them with rip the jacker daggers
Slay dragons with old passages from black magic manuscripts
I found in the cabinet written in Arabic
Translate to characters one by one, like Arafat tarot cards suggest
I make terrorist threats through your stereo sets
Various anthrax carriers sendin serin to the press
At an imaginary address, Cani's the best
Untraceable, your pictures unpaintable, canvas thats wet
Let me dry you of wit some of this fire I spit
26 years old n*gga look how I spit
A microphone fiend since I was like fourteen
My Cuban uncle used to sell cocaine, OK?
I'm reloaded, you fu*kin wit the wrong emcee
Crudes felt your cold disease to the whole industry
Potent as Hennessey that was distilled in Tennessee
One shot scrambles your memory indefinitely
Nowadays a hundred bars aint impressive to me
You stepping to me n*gga do it intelligently
You wanna battle or you wanna fu*kin wrestle wit me
You aint better than me, you just got an obsession wit me
Canibus hybrid, the cake icing of rhyminingness
As I grow older I get colder like the declining
Climate of earth's environment, I'm entirely tireless
Rhymes come from my higherness of wireless dialect
Scientist on cyber speed design my specs
Astral project, therein height in secs, chakras connect
Doctors inspect what they can't possibly interpret yet
That's why they revert to threats
They curse and throw fits
They like immature earth cadets, looking like Captain Kirk in a dress
Lyrically I step on you, rip on you, then I defecate what I just digested on you
I'm better than you, I'm better than you, I'm better than you
Just to get the checkered flag I'll put the pressure on you
Put the extra effort on you
Write a motha fu*kin letter to you and your editors too, threatin you
Detective check your mail and your messenger to
You can take this verbal slashin that I left as a clue
Execute the type of wickedness the devil approves
Which basically means I can do whatever witchu
I'm a rap music mutant, wit a cool name
Misconstrue fame but I spit butane
Blue flames out giant CO2 tanks
Demagnetize memory banks, enhanced, advanced
One of a kind like modern man's retina scan
Quick as a glance and flickers from kerosene lamps
What you want me to break first your jaw or your grill?
What type of spit you want from me sparkling or steel
Study law, yield draw up my own deals
So the longer they resist me the stronger I feel
Spread the ganglia from Tanzania to the flats of East Anglia
Give up, you cant keep up
The man eater in a wife beater
Spreadin Typhoid Fever through mic receivers with light reverb
Type in the right keywords, I might emerge
Takes a really nice n*gga to excite these nerds
n*ggas wanna see the gully in me, keep fu*kin with me
Never under pressure, I keep the pressure under me
Bun?? Or weed, drop a freestyle on the internet then watch n*ggas burn the CD
Upload a picture of your mug getting DP'd
I'm one size away from 13, believe it she p'd
I'm the illest and its gonna be that way for eva
Word of mouth is good but a mouth of words is betta n*gga
No body gets sicker than the ripper!!!!!!!!!

 12 years ago '04        #48
Waleezy 
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16 lines = 16 bars

I remember my boy told me he was going to spit 8 bars on a track...so he went n then i cut him off after 8 and he was like..."why did u stop?" I told him that was 8 bars and he was like no man thats 4 bars....I just started dyin...I told him 16 lines = 16 bars and hes like.."No, 8 bars = 1 verse" from then on I just look at him like an idiot...

 04-16-2006, 04:57 PM         #49
jthamind  OP
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smh @ the idiots in this thread...


i post factual proof yet it is ignored...


oh well...continue to drown in ignorance...

 04-16-2006, 05:42 PM         #50
[[.f.r.e.$.h.]]  OP
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yo mr. niceguy... that sh*t u posted = DOESN'T PROVE sh*t.


lmao.. canibus' poet laureate's = don't have hooks... it's like game's 300 bars, nonstop rappin... so postin that up as a "normal verse" = retarded.



for any rapper, 16 bars = verse, on the average. that's the BASIC. of COURSE there are billions of songs out there w/ 24 bar, 30 bar, 40 bar verses... but that doesn't mean anything...

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