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  Whole note - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most other notes divide the whole note; half notes are played for one half the duration of the whole note, quarter notes are each played for one quarter the duration, etc. The note twice the length of the whole note is the double whole note (or breve).
A similar symbol is the whole rest (or semibreve rest), which usually denotes a silence for the same duration.
Whole rests are drawn as filled-in rectangles hanging under the second line from the top of a musical staff.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Whole_note   (249 words)

 Facts about topic: (Note value)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When two or more notes which would normally have flags (eighth note (A musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note) s or shorter) appear successively, the flags may be replaced by beams, as shown at right.
Notes are typically beamed only if they appear in the same beat (A stroke or blow) within the bar (A rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon).
Although note heads of various shapes, and notes with and without stems appear in early Gregorian chant (A liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church) manuscripts, most scholars agree that these symbols do not indicate different durations, although the dot is used for augmentation.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/no/note_value.htm   (644 words)

When notes are written out in a score, each note is assigned a specific vertical position on a staff position (a line or a space) on the staff, as determined by the clef.
Each line or space is assigned a note name, these names are memorized by the musician and allows him or her to know at a glance the proper pitch to play on his or her instrument for each note-head marked on the page.
The remaining five notes of the chromatic scale (the fl keys on a piano keyboard) were added gradually; the first being B which was flattened in certain modes to avoid the dissonant augmented fourth interval.
www.mp3.fm /Note.htm   (776 words)

 Eighth note
In music, an eighth note or a quaver is a note played for one eighth the duration of a whole note, hence the name.
Eighth notes are notated with an oval, filled-in note head[?] and a straight note stem[?] with one flag.
When multiple eighth notes or sixteenth notes (or thiry-second notes[?], etc.) are next to each other, the flags may be connected with a beam, like the notes in Figure 2.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ei/Eighth_note.html   (235 words)

 Duration: Notes Lengths in Written Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
To find out the pitch of a written note, you look at the clef and the key signature, then see what line or space the note is on.
Such a note may be a pitchless sound, like a drum beat or a hand clap, or it may be an entire chord rather than a single note.
A note that lasts a quarter as long as a whole note is a quarter note.
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 AllRefer.com - note, in music (Music: Theory, Forms, And Instruments) - Encyclopedia
note, in musical notation, symbol placed on or between the lines of a staff to indicate the pitch and the relative duration of the tone to be produced by voice or instrument.
The largest note value in common use in the United States is the whole note, an elliptical outline.
The eighth note resembles the quarter note, with the addition of a flag at the end of the stem; with each flag added, the value of the note is again halved.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/N/note-mus.html   (269 words)

 Timing Representation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A half note is 1/2 of a whole note; a quarter note is 1/4 of a whole note.
A grace note is a note whose time value is not counted in the general rhythm; its time value must be subtracted from that of the preceding or following normal note during performance.
The Grace Note tag gives the note's logical start time as an offset from thestart time of its time-slice (negative, zero or positive, depending on the chosen interpretation of grace notes and the note's position within a series of grace notes).
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 Notes & Rests, TIME and beats, More...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The "value" of a note or rest is expressed in it's relationship to a whole unit of time and is contained in it's name.
Examples: A whole note is "held" for four complete beats in 4/4 time, a half note for two, a quarter note for one.
Beamed notes are joined by one or more lines at the end of the stem which replaces the flag(s) of the notes.
www.davemyers.com /amcc/when2.htm   (1269 words)

 Reading Fundamentals, Page 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
All notes are quarter notes and whole notes.
To execute a whole note, play the note at the first beat of the measure and hold it (sustain it, let it ring, etc.) for the duration of that measure.
As is the case in the first picture, I limited the pitch of the note to middle C to emphasize the concept of note rhythmic values.
www.daddydoodle.com /read4.html   (599 words)

 Notes and rests
By placing a series of quarter notes on a staff, it means that they must be played all with the same duration, but this duration is not determined, because they can be played quickly or slowly.
As an eighth note is worth half a beat, you need 8 of them to fill a 4/4 measure (the total duration of which must contain 4 beats).
The whole rest is equivalent to the whole note and the half rest is equivalent to the half note.
www.arpegemusic.com /manual/EN170.htm   (2529 words)

 Western Music Notation
A dotted half note is held for three beats, and is named a dotted half note because of the dot next to what would normally be a half note.
A dotted quarter note is held for one and a half beats, and is named a dotted quarter note because of the dot next to what would normally be a quarter note.
The half notes each are held for two beats, the whole note is held for all four beats.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/music/notation.html   (1144 words)

 The Sofia Open Content Initiative - Musicianship II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The first whole note is considered to be on the strong beat while the second whole note is considered the weaker of the two.
There is one whole note in the counterpoint for each whole note in the cantus firmus.
Therefore, the counterpoint starts one half note late and is always tied to another half note that overlaps the changing whole note in the cantus firmus.
sofia.fhda.edu /gallery/musicianship/resources-overview.html   (549 words)

 Note Values
The notes need to be sung or played on the piano only, but stress that the melody needs to be memorized for the next day when your composer comes (The song will probably not be remember very well but, that is part of the lesson).
Use a piano or keyboard to discover the pitch for each of the notes, and use previous knowledge of rhythm and note duration to write the music.
The following table shows how many beats a note gets in 4/4 time, that is in music written with four beats in a measure, and a quarter note counting as one beat.
www.usoe.k12.ut.us /stc/ccc/docs/6/composer.htm   (1281 words)

 Introduction of notes and rests (3)
The notes of a chord are thus vertically superimposed and attached to the same vertical line (the stem of the chord).
To erase a chord note, it is the same as for a normal note.
Select a note or rest tool and use the erase key with the cursor on the head of the note.
www.arpegemusic.com /manual/EN220.htm   (1023 words)

 Note Durations
Two quarter notes equal one half note in duration and four quarter notes equal one whole note.
Four eighth notes equal one half note in duration and eight eighth notes equal one whole note.
A half note is one half the value of a whole note.
www.alcorn.edu /musictheory/Version1/theory1/duration.htm   (628 words)

 Music Concepts Online: Rhythm Lecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sometimes two notes are joined by a curved line, which is called a "tie." When two notes are joined by a tie, they become one note which is equal to the sum of both of the notes.
While a note indicates that the performer is to play a note, a rest indicates the performer is to be silent.
A whole rest is equal in value to a whole note and a half rest is equal in value to a half note.
www.neiu.edu /~jalucas/muscon/lectures/rhythm   (617 words)

 B) The Whole Note - ActoGuitar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This type of a note is often referred to as a whole note, as it spans the entire block.
Given its slow, long-lasting quality, you'll often find such notes in slow songs, as well as in musical pieces that involve transitions; longer-lasting notes can help to bridge the gap between two pieces of music, especially if those pieces are very different in nature.
Note the kinds of moods such notes can evoke, as well as how they can be used in the context of a musical piece.
actoguitar.com /.../362-b-whole-note.html#post410   (439 words)

 Dolmetsch Online - Music Theory Online - Notes & Rests
For all notes except the breve (double whole note) and semibreve (whole note), each note has a stem and, for the notes of shorter time-value, a flag, hook or tail (one flag for a quaver (eighth note), two for a semiquaver (sixteenth note), and so on).
So, for example, a minim (half note) (equivalent to four quavers (eighth notes)) followed by one dot (equivalent to two quavers (eighth notes)) followed by a second dot (equivalent to one quaver (eighth note)) is equivalent, in total, to seven quavers (eighth notes).
Tied notes are treated as a single unbroken note whose duration is given by the duration of the notes under the tie taken successively.
www.dolmetsch.com /musictheory2.htm   (4027 words)

 "I...I...I've got r...r..rhythm"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
So a whole note would be held out for or last the entire measure.
Being held for half the length of a whole note.
For example, a dotted half note is held for 3 beats (or the same value as 3 quarter notes).
members.aol.com /tstrahle/101/rhythm.html   (266 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For instance, there is the whole note, and the half note which is half the length of a whole note.
The quarter note is half as long as a half note, and a quarter the length of a whole note.
The first confusing thing is that the whole note is not the basis of counting: most of the time we count quarter notes.
www.eijkhout.net /ftb/Music/length_body.html   (362 words)

 Music Theory
A scale is simply a progression of notes in ascending or descending order, so arranged for theoretical purposes, vocal or instrumental exercise, or as part of a composition.
A note at the end of one octave will have exactly twice the number of frequency vibrations of the lower note.
In minor keys, the sharpened sixth and seventh notes are in such common use, and though not strictly proper to key, that they are also regarded as diatonic.
www.geocities.com /Vienna/1795/scales.htm   (593 words)

 TeacherSource . Math . Time and Music | PBS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A measure is a particular series of notes and/or rests contained between a series of vertical lines on the staff, subdividing a part of a musical composition into equal groups or beats.
If the measure is split into four equal parts, the notes are quarter notes, etc. A dot after a note adds half the value of the note (so if a quarter note gest one beat, a dotted quarter gets 1 1/2 beats).
This is used to express that the quarter note is held for an extra half of its length, i.e.
www.pbs.org /teachersource/mathline/concepts/music/activity1.shtm   (431 words)

 Time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Notice the difference between it and a whole note is that the half note has a stem attached to it and doesn't have a line through the middle of it.
Two of these are equal to a 1/2 note and four are equal to a whole note.
This note shown here is a 1/2 note normally worth 2 counts of our 1,2,3,4, count but since it is a dotted half note it is worth 3 counts of our 4 per measure.
users.bscn.com /ghester/time.htm   (603 words)

A half note divided into two equal parts yields two quarter notes, which are each one quarter of a whole note, hence their name.
With whole and half rests, there is an easy way to remember which is which: Whole rests (being larger and therefore "heavier") always hang down from the fourth line, and half rests (being smaller) always float above the third line.
When a group of notes with flags occur within one beat (or in vocal music within one word or syllable) they are beamed together, to make this grouping more apparent to the performer.
www.smu.edu /totw/rhythm.htm   (704 words)

 Note lengths
The pitch of a note is given by its vertical position on the stave
Although the horizontal dimension of a stave represents the passing of time, this representation is not meant to be accurate or to scale, so the horizontal distance between different notes on a stave should not be used to judge the length of a note.
The time signature also specifies what length of note the beat is (usually crotchet or quaver, but sometimes minim) so this then governs the relative lengths of all other notes in the piece.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/Neil_Hawes/theory12.htm   (800 words)

 Whole Note Command   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If it is selected when a note, chord member, or rest is added, the resulting item on the staff will have a base duration equivalent to a whole note.
For audible notes and chord members, this duration is the equivalent of four quarter notes.
If a whole rest stands alone in a measure, the duration is based on the current time signature.
www.noteworthysoftware.com /nwchelp/MNU_NOTE1.htm   (91 words)

 Basic Counting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
1 whole note = 2 half notes = 4 quarter notes = 8 eighth notes = 16 sixteenth notes.
In the first measure the whole note gets all the beats (1, 2, 3 and 4) because 1 whole note = 4 quarter notes, and there are a total of 4 quarter notes per measure.
Think of it like this: the 1 and the "and" are both half of one quarter note and together they form 1 quarter note and from the time sig we know there are 4 quarters per measure.
datadragon.com /education/reading/count.shtml   (314 words)

 Downtown Dream - Music Lessons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
"notes" are the little dot things on the "staff" (The thing with the five lines).
If a note is on the lower part of the staff, the note plays a low pitched sound.
Notes are named after the first seven letters of the alphabet...
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