You are here: Home / News / Top Chart Review: This is the easiest way to count BARs in RAP songs
Top Chart Review: This is the easiest way to count BARs in RAP songs

Top Chart Review: This is the easiest way to count BARs in RAP songs

January 17, 2017 / 1 Comment / Tags: 16 bars, BARS, Hip hop, How to count BARS, RAP

We always here of Bars, 16 bars from Rappers. What is a bar? How is it calculated in a Hip Hop song? Well, it is easier than you thought. Let’s spend the next 5 to 10 minutes to go through this together.

For every RAP song, there is a common structure, there are three verses and three choruses. In this blog post, we will focus on verses, since we want to talk about BARS. Verses are made up of BARS. In fact, every verse is usually 16 bars. So when you are writing your song or checking for BARS in your favourite song, you may double check to ensure that there are 16 bars in there.

The question then is, what is a BAR? It is simply a MEASURE. Every BAR in a verse has four (4) measures or counts. Usually figures like 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Now let’s come to how you can determine how many BARs your favourite RAP song have. Imagine how you start nodding your head as soon as your favourite RAP song/beat starts?

If you nod right, you will notice that your head is moving at an even pace, and interestingly, a certain sound patterns begin to emerge.

So now click play, your favourite RAP song and let’s do this. Start counting from 1 to 4, to complete your first BAR, at start of the song, then repeat it but this time, repeat with 2, 2, 3, 4, then 3, 2, 3, 4 and 4,2,3,4 and so on, as seen below, till the song ends.

counting Bars

If you did it right, you will count 16 bars in each verse, as seen below. Repeat the process alone, and make sure you get it right. it is fun!

 

Written by Prince Baah-Duodu (Follow Prince @baahduoduprince)

Source: www.topchartgh.com (Follow Top Chart GH @topchartgh)

Image: Google search Image

 

Comments area

Current disqusion

Contact us

Email: topchartgh@gmail.com Whatsapp/call: +233 20 8376310

Tag cloud

#Onaapo #TCMC #TCMC2017 #worldmusicday 16 bars 2016 2017 music Adomaa africanmusic afrimma afrimma2016 afriyie Afro Beat Afro Jazz After the storm Album launch Alhaji Article Wan Artiste of the year ATMC2017 awards AYAT Ayoo BARS Benisah Saviour Bie Gya Bisa kDei Bossy Charts Choices Club concert Confession confirm Confirm rmx Criss Waddle Dance Hall Donzy Double trouble Easter education EL Fancy Gadam FlowKing stone Ghana Ghana Hip Hop Ghana music Ghana songs Go Low godMc Guru Highest Hip hop Hip life HipHop Hiplife Hossana hot 10 hot 10 songs How to count BARS If I Collect Igwe Jayso Joel B Joel B and Bisa Kdei June 21 Jwe Kaa Bu Ame Kabuame Kanta kobby Kwahu latest Ghana songs Lyrics Madina Mallam Gbawe manifest Medikal mother's day mothers Mums Mununkum Embee music music chart Music Conference music in Ghana Nana New Act news Nku Lenu Nyame Bra obordorbidi OneCorner Pappy Kojo People Dey RAGE RAP RNS Sakodie samba sark Sarkodie Sarkoholics september Shatta Honours Shatta Wale Shatta Wale lyrics Shatta Wale songs SM Baby Solo StoneBwoy TakingOver Techiman technical hitch TGMN TGMN16 TheHighestAlbum Tigo Ghana meets Naija Too Risky top 10 top 10 2016 top 10 Ghana top 10 music Top 10 music in Ghana top 10 songs Top 10 songs in Ghana top chart Top Chart Hot 10 Top Chart Music Conference Top10 topchart topchart hot 10 topchartgh TopChartHot10 U x Me video Vision DJ VVIP Wanlov Kubolor willMANIFESTreply Wofa Kwame world music day wutah wutah kobby Xposed car shows clubs events party tickets
go-top