Double note

(Mus.) a note of double the length of the semibreve; a breve. See Breve.

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A haunting evocation of Latvia included eerie double note octaves, feathery flutter tonguing and finally a truly astounding Great Train Race (Ian Clarke) depicting express rolling stock on infinite journeys.
And take double note - we don't want to pull ageing men with bad teeth like Sven, however great we look.
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Grieg is fond of using two-note slurs, many times they appear as slurred thirds, or any combination of double notes. This is suggestive of the hailing, a very fast and energetic Norwegian dance.
The toccata, for instance, features virtuosic "perpetual-motion double notes" (p.
The 'radical simplification of technique' to which Eigeldinger refers in his annotations can be seen in Chopin's breakdown of technical study into three categories: scales and trills (scales providing a continuous displacement of the hand, i.e., the hand in constant motion; trills representing purely digital movement, the hand remaining immobile); arpeggios (for which the paradigmatic position is the diminished seventh); and double notes, that is, thirds and sixths (which encourage a 'polyphonic' style of playing: as Chopin put it, 'les deux mains donneront 4, 5, 6 parties' as a result of this division of each hand into two or three constituent parts).
The more difficult works require a well-developed technique capable of handling extended passages in larger chords, octaves and double notes.
Dwie etiudy na podwojne dzwieki na fortepian = Two Studies for Double Notes for Piano [1955].
But there are double notes, triple and quadruple notes sometimes; and, do you know, when you play fast some passages, you memorise the notes and you have the impression that you felt the harmony."
Another binary skill is when one hand is called upon to play legato in double notes. For example, when consecutive thirds extend past the handspan:
At Berlioz's tempo of [MUSICAL NOTES ARE REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] = 138, the repeating pattern of dotted eighths and s ixteenths, rendered by Schelhaas as double notes in the right hand, would defeat even the most technically facile pianist.
The book is divided into five units, focused on measured trills, crossovers, double notes, blocked/broken chords and waltz bass.