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Difference Between Rapping and Singing

Rapping vs Singing

Singing is defined as the act of creating a musical sound with the use of the voice and different tones and rhythms. Singing can be done with the background of musical instruments or without them. It can also be done by a single person or by a group.

It is a form of continuous speech and is done formally such as singing in church or professionally, or it is done informally such as singing in the shower or when going out and having fun with friends. It involves the use of several parts of the body, specifically the upper parts.

The lungs supply the air, the larynx acts as a vibrator, the chest and the head cavities act as amplifiers and tubes, and the tongue, teeth, palate, and lips aid in the vocalization and delivery of the sound that is created.
There are several types of singing voices. For women these are: the soprano, mezzo-soprano, and contralto. For men these are: the countertenor, tenor, baritone, and bass. For prepubescent children, there is the treble type of singing voice.

Aside from the usual kind of singing wherein sounds are created through the accompaniment of music to continuous speech, there is also rapping which is also known as emceeing, rhyming, or MCing. It is done by delivering and rhyming words to the accompaniment of a beat. Unlike singing, which is a lot softer and uses more techniques such as having the ability to change between registers and stomach control, rapping applies different pitches, flow, rhythm, and rhyme to words that are spoken a little more loudly.

Like singing, rapping can be about different subjects like love, social issues, and about life as we live it. The difference lies in the way that these subjects are presented because rapping is usually meant to enliven and excite a party so it is more pumped up and uses more profound language. It uses wordplay that can also be found in poetry. It also involves a lot of rhyming techniques because rhyming and rhythm are two of the basic components of rapping in addition to the flow or interaction between the pitch, timbre, and volume of the delivery of the rapped words.

Rapping does not involve accompanying words with any particular note. It all depends on the pitch which can go high and low and the rhymed words which are usually lines with four stressed beats coinciding with the strong beat of the accompaniment.

1.Singing is the creation of musical sound through the use of voice, tone, and rhythm while rapping is the rhyming and delivery of words to a beat.
2.Singing can be done with or without accompaniment while rapping is always done with a beat.
3.Singing can be formal such as at those done at church or any gatherings or informal such as those done at parties while rapping is usually done at parties, concerts, and other informal occasions.
4.Singing focuses more on notes while rapping focuses more on pitch, rhyme, and rhythm.

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  1. Oooooohhhhh honey I fell bad for you because for one rapping sounds better and for two most people cant sing but everyone can rap!!!!!:p but most likely NOT YOU HONEY BOO BOO sorry but it’s true!!!;):);):);):);):);):);) LOL <3

  2. Rapping is not always done to a beat. It’s uncommon but rappers do sometimes rap with no beat or any accompaniment whatsoever.

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