thirty-second note


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thir·ty-sec·ond note

(thûr′tē-sĕk′ənd)
n.
A musical note with a time value equivalent to 1/32 of a whole note.

thirty-second note

n
(Music, other) music US and Canadian a note having the time value of one thirty-second of a semibreve. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): demisemiquaver

thir′ty-sec′ond note`


n.
a musical note having 1/32 the time value of a whole note.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.thirty-second note - a musical note having the time value of a thirty-second 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"
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The piano sets up a fast motion in descending thirty-second note scales in the right hand punctuated by major second diads in the left hand, shifting to rising arpeggiated figures.
For example, the formal name for a thirty-second note in music, DEMI SEMI QUAVER, is an Albuquerque word due to the appearance of the underlined triad EMI in two locations.
The repetition of the opening material of the composition in this section pits the thirty-second note figure, which now comes before the b motive, against the dotted sixteenth figures in the bass part (score page 2, systems 3 and 4).
After "Banish," a repeated thirty-second note figure begins in the piano (ghost mandolin) and will continue throughout the song in various guises except at "Still thine," when the opening figure returns briefly.
For example, the formal name for a thirty-second note in music, DEMISEMIQUAVER, is an Albuquerque word due to the appearance of the underlined triad EMI in two locations.
These improvisatory elements introduce the student to note values not seen in many teaching pieces such as thirty-second note triplet patterns, rhythmic concepts of the hemiola (3:2), and thirty-second notes barred with sixteenth notes.
The representations of bird song are most prominent in the piano, often outlining triads on F and C[sharp] with recurrent thirty-second note tremolo figures that are usually fixed in pitch and register, juxtaposed against angular dissonant melodies and dense harmonies in a stratified texture.
Passages work with subdivisions of sixteenth notes and thirty-second notes, dotted thirty-second notes, transitions from eighth notes to triplets and ornaments abound.