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What are bars in hip-hop music? Music Education

What are bars in hip-hop music?

In my exploration of hip-hop music, I've discovered that 'bars' are a fundamental aspect. A 'bar' refers to a measure of time in the music, typically composed of four beats. They're the building blocks of a song, helping to structure verses and choruses. When rappers talk about writing bars, they're referring to their lyrics and how these fit rhythmically within these beats. So, bars are essentially the backbone of a hip-hop track, providing the rhythmic and lyrical guidelines.

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