quarter note


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quarter note

n. Music
A note having one-fourth the time value of a whole note. Also called crotchet.

quarter note

n
(Music, other) music US and Canadian a note having the time value of a quarter of a semibreve. Also called: crotchet

quar′ter note`



n.
a musical note equal in time value to one quarter of a whole note.
[1755–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quarter note - a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole notequarter note - a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
Translations
fjórðapartsnóta
četrtinka
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That means there's three beats in each measure and each beat is the same as a quarter note.
Students will first begin by identifying which color M&Ms represent which notes: an eighth note, a quarter note, a half note, and a whole note (the pretzels will be the stems).
101--a sixteenth grace note preceding a dotted quarter note in a measure of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] time--should be "performed as a quarter note with the following dotted quarter note performed as an eighth note.
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Quarter Note was beautifully ridden by Yutaka Take to win the Prix de la Grotte and set herself up for the French Oaks.
Pascal Bary's filly acquitted herself well, but was beaten two lengths into second place by another all-the-way winner in Quarter Note, trained by Alex Pantall for Sheikh Mohammed.
So you have one quarter note and four sixteenth notes making a bar of two quarters.
I revised the notation to make the quarter note the basic beat.
with Earlene, and Quarter Note turned over the Prix Marcel Boussac winner Amonita in the Prix de la Grotte last Sunday.
The provincial trainer has picked up the Prix Exbury and Prix d'Harcourt with Earlene, and yesterday it was the turn of Quarter Note in the Grotte.
Rhythms are notated using the quarter note as the shortest duration in time signatures of 3/4 or 4/4.