Is 16 bars equal to 16 lines? (w/ a POLL this time)

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ONE bar is equal to...
ONE line. 34 33.33%
TWO lines. 51 50.00%
i have no fuckin idea... 5 4.90%
i THOUGHT i knew... but not sure anymore. 12 11.76%
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 04-27-2006, 10:34 PM         #1
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[[.f.r.e.$.h.]] 
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Is 16 bars equal to 16 lines? (w/ a POLL this time)
 

 
last thread, it went on for 5 pages, w/ the opinions VERY VERY divided..

so this time got a poll to straighten this debate out...



from last thread: [the PROBLEM]
 [[.f.r.e.$.h.]] said:
Is 16 bars equal to 16 lines?
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?


Last edited by [[.f.r.e.$.h.]]; 04-27-2006 at 10:35 PM..

84 comments for "Is 16 bars equal to 16 lines? (w/ a POLL this time)"

 04-27-2006, 10:40 PM         #2
JaEx  OP
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1 bar = 2 lines
 12 years ago '06        #3
lmnop 122 heat pts122
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Man, 16 bars IS 16 lines!

Example:

(1) This right here, it's the very first line/
(2) And this is the second one, get it right this time/

^Two bars=Two lines
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 12 years ago '05        #4
LVuittonDon4EVA 8 heat pts
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iono it differs if you ask me....

When you are actually rapping and everything I count 1 bar = 2 lines..........but when you're looking at lyrics I count each line as a bar....I have NO CLUE why but iono that's how I do it.....
 04-27-2006, 10:52 PM         #5
DonCorleone386  OP
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 JaEx said:
1 bar = 2 lines
YUP EXCATLY
 04-27-2006, 10:56 PM         #6
[[.f.r.e.$.h.]]  OP
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 DonCorleone386 said:
YUP EXCATLY
vote on the poll..
 12 years ago '06        #7
lmnop 122 heat pts122
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 LVuittonDon4EVA said:
iono it differs if you ask me....

When you are actually rapping and everything I count 1 bar = 2 lines..........but when you're looking at lyrics I count each line as a bar....I have NO CLUE why but iono that's how I do it.....
To me, that doesn't make any sense. How would that differ from saying it and reading it? That's like you're reading one of your 16's on paper, and when it's recorded it's now 32 bars?!
 04-27-2006, 10:59 PM         #8
LOCO666  OP
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one bar = one line whoever dont know that is dumb
 12 years ago '06        #9
lmnop 122 heat pts122
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 LOCO666 said:
one bar = one line whoever dont know that is dumb
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 04-27-2006, 11:08 PM         #10
[[.f.r.e.$.h.]]  OP
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 killawee said:
look guys....1 bar equals 1 measure in music...BOOM thats the end of discussion
lol, naw

the last time i made this thread, they said that too.. and i agree.

but the question is.

how many lines fit in one measure of a rap beat.

...which is the issue at hand...
 12 years ago '04        #11
PbAssi 
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depending on how u spit...if u spit slower than u spittin 1 line per bar...if u spit faster than u prolly spittin 2 lines per bar
 04-27-2006, 11:23 PM         #12
~: AkaDemiK :~  OP
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1 BAR = 1 LINE...



ONLY THESE TEXTCEE NIGAG ZON DA NET USE 2 LINES OR EVEN 4 LINES FOR A BAR...SMH...sh*t IS PATHETIC....

NO MATTER HOW U WRITE YA LINES...ONE LINE WILL ALWAYS BE A BAR...

EVEN IF UR TWISTA..HSI sh*t WILL ALWAYS BE ONE LINE..WHICH IS A BAR..NO MATTER HOW LONG HIS LIEN SARE..ITS ALWAYS ONE LINE...PEIOD..
 04-28-2006, 12:06 AM         #13
FTPVETERAN410  OP
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i'm so nice, call me the newborn christ
got enough money, no need for a heist


thats 2 bars
 12 years ago '04        #14
Jamaro85 
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 killawee said:
look guys....1 bar equals 1 measure in music...BOOM thats the end of discussion
^^^Thank you. That's where it stems from, and that's really the end of it.
 12 years ago '04        #15
Jamaro85 
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Whatever you spit within the measure of the bar. Most rappers make the end of what they spit within' the bar of music rhyme, so when they spit 2 lines where the ends rhyme, they spit 2 bars.
 04-28-2006, 12:29 AM         #16
Apostrophe  OP
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look guys....1 bar equals 1 measure in music...BOOM thats the end of discussion
Exactly. Lines arnt universal. It depends on the emcees writing style and delivery. If they do alot of multi's then there gonna pile up more lines then others and if they have a rapid fire delivery like Twista or Bone then there gonna average way more then say a nas or slick rick who have a slower more laid back delivery scheme. Its really not that hard to figure out. If you've had any sort of music class in highschool then this should be basic knowledge to you.
 04-28-2006, 03:12 AM         #17
[[.f.r.e.$.h.]]  OP
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vote up ppl
 12 years ago '05        #18
IceMaker 3 heat pts
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How bout someone ask someone who battles online and perhaps they would know.
 12 years ago '04        #19
nando 7 heat pts
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can't remember specifically right now, but i kno a few rappers end they "freestyles" sayin sum sh*t like " thats my hot 16s right there".. or sum sh*t... those maffukaz just spit 16 bars / 32 lines... get ya mind right
 04-28-2006, 09:54 AM         #20
KandyRedSS  OP
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yall need to quit acting like since u think thats what it is, then thats what it is.


a line is 1 measurement of music

a bar is 2 measurements of music

there is NEVER more than 16 bars per verse, otherwise the song would be uneven!!!!

16 bars or 32 lines

example:

"Well i'm ridin by myself, well really, not really." <----one line, one line ends when u say the word ur going to rhyme.

"So heavy in the trunk, make the car pop a wheelie" <-----add that in, then u got urself a bar!!!

so....

"well im ridin by myself, well really not really.
so heavy in the trunk, it makes the car pop a wheelie."<----thats a bar, say 16 times, and i bet u money that u the chorus comes right up.
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