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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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Passages work with subdivisions of sixteenth notes and thirty-second notes, dotted thirty-second notes, transitions from eighth notes to triplets and ornaments abound.
In the first piece, Bretan fed Shimon a melody comprised of eighth notes.
16, where the eighth notes constitute the smallest note value and require keen attention to the breath capacity of the singer and the phonemes of the language (Example 2).
Some of the concepts taught include posture, hand position, counting quarter, half, whole, eighth notes and rests, note reading with pre-staff notation and note reading on the grand staff, dynamics and expression marks, legato, staccato, and slur phrasing, and use of the damper pedal.
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 two voices trade off the melody and rhythmic activity, which consists almost entirely of quarter and eighth notes.
25 seconds--what appear as eighth notes at the tempo of 120 quarter notes per minute.
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.
At bar 102, the author changes from 4/4 to 2/4, and this is a transition bar that breaks the metrical continuity and in which only two eighth notes appear in the second beat in the part of the piano.
2 : of or relating to a musical scale of eight notes with half steps between the third and fourth and between the seventh and eighth notes and with whole steps between all the others