eighth note

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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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Pedal markings, eighth-note rhythms and movement outside of 5-finger patterns are not introduced until the sixth piece of the book.
In fact, I changed the quarter-note from beat one in bar two to an eighth-note rest and an eighth note:
rather than a single eighth-note. By using this method, the drummer is
It opens with a piano introduction featuring eighth-note arpeggios in the left hand.
The voice enters unaccompanied for the first phrase, followed in the piano by a single-voice, rising rapid staccato eighth-note pattern in the bass clef, divided between the hands.
There is quite a bit of syncopation, and phrases generally end with a longer note value followed by an eighth-note. There is a rhythmic accompaniment of steady eighth-notes played mainly on a drum set, with occasional auxiliary percussion, including maracas and claves.
He was the originator of the down-stroke eighth-note guitar style, which is very difficult to do for hours on end like he did playing in the Ramones."
The canonic line does not express a regular (metrical) pulse larger than the eighth-note micr opulse, and this keeps the 4:5 tempo relationship of the canonic voices from being obvious.
Sometimes, to achieve more swing, he changes a beat into an eighth-note triplet or a dotted eighth/sixteenth.
The book is divided into two main sections: "Rhythm" and "Melodic Improvisation." The "Rhythm" section begins with straight eighth-note style and builds to swing style, where he accurately represents the swing rhythm as a triplet-note feel.
The first is always quarter-note motion in 4/4; the second is always primarily eighth-note motion in 3/4, often including some syncopation; the third is always primarily eighth-note motion in 6/8.
I am so glad" evokes an appropriately lively running sixteenth-note pattern in the right hand over a dancing eighth-note pattern in the left.