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eighth note

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

eighth note

n
(Music, other) music US and Canadian a note having the time value of an eighth of a semibreve. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): quaver

eighth′ note`


n.
a musical note having one eighth the time value of a whole note.
[1885–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eighth note - a musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole noteeighth note - a musical note having the time value of an eighth 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

eighth note

n (US Mus) → Achtelnote f, → Achtel nt
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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.
Book 2 adds liberal use of eighth notes and 6/8 meter.
120, are notated as eighth notes, followed by eighth rests; Mozart's autograph, on the other hand, as well as the authentic copy and the first edition, are unequivocally clear in giving quarter notes.
I chose two of approximately the same technical requirements, with eighth notes as the fastest notes.
In the Chopin Nocturne (Example 12), the two eighth notes on beat four of measure two should lead to the dotted half note on beat one, as should the dotted eighth-sixteenth rhythm on beat four of measure three.
The accompaniment tends to be written mostly with a steady beat provided to help the student learn more complex rhythms, like syncopated eighth notes in 9/8 time, for example.
Laura also explained to her local newspaper in the United States, the Green-field Recorder, that the composition for seven pianos, voice and percussion is full of subtleties which evoke particular strands of the disaster - including one sequence of 144 eighth notes, representing each victim.
Laura also explained to her local newspaper in the United States, the Greenfield Recorder, that the composition for seven pianos, voice and percussion is full of subtleties which evoke particular strands of the disaster - including one sequence of 144 eighth notes, representing each victim.
The arias in common time often require quick, aggressive diction on chains of eighth notes, or a voice capable of great inflection.
I try to teach how to distinguish eighth notes from triplets, from quarter notes.
With an over-reliance to make the piece "baroque" with double-dotted eighth notes, Rohde lost the opportunity to display the wonderful linear constructions of the work.
The rhythm of the retrograde, or "reading from right to left what normally ought to be read from left to right," is two eighth notes (the rhythmic equivalent to a quarter note) followed by a sixteenth.