half-note


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half-note

n
(Music, other) US and Canadian a note having the time value of half a semibreve. Also called: minim
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Rhythm Menagerie begins with quarter- and half-note rhythms, and progresses through whole and half rests, eighth notes and eighth rests, ending with dotted quarter notes.
If we suppose the series of whole note, half-note, quarter-note, eighth-note, etc.
The "shutting of the eye" brings forth a simple melody with a descending curve in the right hand over simple half-note chords in the left that underlies the text for the first half of the poem.
He was arrested shortly afterwards with the half-note and when he appeared in court six months after the mugging the sisters expected him to get a tough sentence.
The compositional style employs direct, simple, lyrical melodic lines over a calm and unwavering pulse--frequently half-note value--faintly reflective of certain popular styles that were much in the air in the early 1970s.
Each half-note has a cash value and is either a "left" or a "right".
For example, in repetition 10, the duration of the W chord remains constant at a quarter note plus a dotted-eighth-note septuplet while the duration of the Z chord moves from a half-note, to a half-note plus an eighth-note quintuplet, and then to a half-note plus a quarter-note quintuplet.
This is a poet whose dark vision slides naturally into epigram (like Martial, whom he has translated), and as an escort anywhere from The Half-Note to hell and back Matthews is invigorating company, even in the presence of the damned:
41), for example, the editor replaces Couperin's dotted half-note (d (1)) following the eighth rest in the top voice (one symbol) with an "eighth note tied to a half note tied to an eighth note" (three symbols connected with ties), although a footnote at the bottom of the page does explain the original notation in the source.
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.