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sixteenth note

n. Music
A note having one sixteenth the time value of a whole note.

sixteenth note

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

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n.
a musical note having one sixteenth the time value of a whole note.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.sixteenth note - a musical note having the time value of a sixteenth of a whole notesixteenth note - a musical note having the time value of a sixteenth 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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For example, if a student is having trouble with a 16th note passage, instead of simply telling them to go home and practice, it may be more effective to give them specific exercises to improve working on 16th notes.
I have not been able to get past the first paragraph of anything I've read about Steely Dan without slamming into the cliche that they are "studio wizards." This is so because Walter Becker once dropped in several guitar solo fills right on the exact 16th note, making him a competent recording engineer.
Much effort was involved in playing the 16th note. This appears to be an excessive refinement, and it is recommended that all notes be rounded up to the nearest 8th note.
Some of the 16th note passages may prove difficult for less experienced players, but on the whole, the parts are well written, idiomatic, and interesting.
Things will happen, not exactly simultaneously, but a 16th note apart.
Book 4 includes: 16th note patterns, compound meters, inversions of major, minor and diminished I, IV and V chords, hand-over-hand arpeggios, some left-handed melodic passages and more intricate accompaniments.
There is nothing to stop the deluge of Louis Armstrong 16th notes
When you're ready, switch to 16th notes. Repeat all.
Part I includes six chord exercises in straight 8th notes and six more in 16th notes. Part II addresses swinging 8ths and 16ths, and inspires with how many different, appealing ways the same chord progression can be realized.