half-note


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half-note

n
(Music, other) US and Canadian a note having the time value of half a semibreve. Also called: minim
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Rhythm Menagerie begins with quarter- and half-note rhythms, and progresses through whole and half rests, eighth notes and eighth rests, ending with dotted quarter notes.
He was arrested shortly afterwards with the half-note and when he appeared in court six months after the mugging the sisters expected him to get a tough sentence.
The compositional style employs direct, simple, lyrical melodic lines over a calm and unwavering pulse--frequently half-note value--faintly reflective of certain popular styles that were much in the air in the early 1970s.
Each half-note has a cash value and is either a "left" or a "right".
There is no modal restriction as such; instead of diatonic scales one can choose 12-tone scales consisting of half-note steps.
41), for example, the editor replaces Couperin's dotted half-note (d (1)) following the eighth rest in the top voice (one symbol) with an "eighth note tied to a half note tied to an eighth note" (three symbols connected with ties), although a footnote at the bottom of the page does explain the original notation in the source.
It is a delightful teaching piece, including a short arpeggio, two note slurs and grace notes in the right hand and two separate left-hand techniques common in piano music: playing staccato against the legato right hand and having the 5th finger play a half-note, while the other fingers are playing eighth notes.
2 REMOVE each half-note from your gamecard and attach it to a corresponding cash panel on the wallchart we've already given you in The Mirror.
To end his solo, Rouse finishes on the fifth (F in the key of B flat), repeats this note, descends a half-note, then plays the fifth again - all rhythmically organized, of course, but not in a spectacular way.
When the music truly has two half-note pulses, I prefer its correct notation, 2/2 or alla breve.
It is no wonder, with such musical development, particularly in homes where music is valued and frequently heard, that children can be readied to read and even write quarter-, eighth- and half-note rhythms by school age.
21) MC shows, however, that the top note c' of the first arpeggio was originally punched as a whole-note and then hand-corrected to a half-note (fig 14a).