Notes Diogo Moreira

The note duration

The length of time that a note is played is called it's note duration, which is determined by the type of notes.

The semibreve

The semibreve has the longest note duration in modern music.

The minim

The minin has the has the half the duration of a semibreve.

Two minims occupy the same amount of time as the one semibreve.

The crochet

The crochet is a fourth of a semibreve.

Four crochets occupy the same amount of time as one semibreve, and two crochets occupy the same amount of time as one minim.

A quaver

A quaver has one flag.

Therefore, two quavers occupy the same amount of time as one crochet.

Semiquaver

A semiquaver has two flags, halving the value again.

Two semiquavers equal the duration of a quaver.

Although, is possible to have notes with more than two flags.

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