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1 whole‐note (semibreve) 𝅝equals2 half‐notes (minims) or4 quarter‐notes (crotchets) or8 eighth‐notes (quavers)or16 sixteenth‐notes (semiquavers) or32 thirty‐second notes (demisemiquavers).

After this follow 64th notes (hemidemisemiqua‐vers) 𝅘𝅥𝅰 and, occasionally, notes of 128 to the whole‐note 𝅘𝅥𝅰.

A dot after a note increases its value by half; thus (but see exception mentioned under dot, dotted note). A double dot after a note increases its value by a half plus a quarter; thus . A third dot has very occasionally been used; thus .

Subjects: Music.


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