For those who don’t know what a sheet music is, a bar (or measure) is a time segment that is defined by a given number of beats, each of that are assigned to a particular note value. When we separate music into bars it will give us regular points of reference to pinpoint locations within a piece of music. It also makes the written music easier to follow, since each symbol in the bar can be read and played as a batch.
Bar and measure
The word measure is more common in American English while the word bar is more common in British English.
Another term well used is the bar line (or barline), which is a single vertical line used to divide a musical staff into measures. It can be referred to simply as a “bar” too. Example of barline:
| C | Dm | G | C |
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