Measure (Bar)

Definition of Measure (Bar)


A measure united states of america (bar united kingdom) is a group of beats.

Measures united states of america (bars united kingdom) are delimited by bars united states of america (barlines united kingdom).

Below is an example of empty measures united states of america (bars united kingdom)

measures (bars)

Bars united states of america (Barlines united kingdom)

Bars united states of america (barlines united kingdom) are used to separate each measure united states of america (bar united kingdom)

There are several kinds of bars united states of america (barlines united kingdom):

- Bars united states of america (barlines united kingdom)
- Repeat bars united states of america (Repeat barlines united kingdom)
- Final bars united states of america (Final barlines united kingdom)
- Double bars united states of america (Double barlines united kingdom)

Bars united states of america (barlines united kingdom)

Bars (barlines)

Bars are used to separate each measure.

Repeat bars united states of america (Repeat barlines united kingdom)

Repeat bars are used to repeat a segment of the score:

Repeat bars animation frame 1

On this staff (stave united kingdom), there are two repeat signs, it works like mirrors. The first measure (bar united kingdom) is played, nothing special.

Repeat bars animation frame 2

The 2nd measure is played normally, but you will have to memorize the location of the repeat sign, here it is simple because the staff has only one line.

Repeat bars animation frame 3

The 3rd measure is played normally.

Repeat bars animation frame 4

The 4th measure is played normally.

Repeat bars animation frame 5

After you have fully played the 4th measure, the repeat sign indicates that you should go back to the previous repeat sign.

Repeat bars animation frame 6

The 2nd measure is played again.

Repeat bars animation frame 7

The 3rd measure is played again.

Repeat bars animation frame 8

The 4th measure is played again.

Repeat bars animation frame 9

Mission accomplished! We played the passage between the two repet signs, we can continue our way.

Final bars united states of america (Final barlines united kingdom)


Final bar (final barline)

Final bars are used to indicate the end of the score

Double bars united states of america (Double barlines united kingdom)


Thin double bars and dotted bars

Thin double bars and dotted bars are used to indicate a change (of key signature for example) or something special

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