NOTE   VALUES
Music notes are placed on the Staff to show musicians not only which note to play but also how long to hold it, how loud to play along with other ways to play. Notes have different names and values as to how long they last.

The following table provides a list of notes commonly used in music.
Notes
Value
American Name
English Name
1/2
Double Whole Note Breve
1
Whole Note Semi-Breve
2
Half Minim
4
Quarter Crotchet
8
Eighth Quaver
16
Sixteenth Semiquaver
32
Thirty-second Demisemiquaver
64
Sixty-fourth Hemidemisemiquaver
128
One-Twenty-Eighth Semihemidemisemiquaver



DOTTED   NOTE  VALUES

A DOT placed after a Note or Rest increases the length by one-half (1/2) of its Original value.

A Second DOT increases the length by one-half (1/2) of the value of the First Dot plus one-half of the Original Note or Rest Value.


Dots are placed as follows:

For a Note in a Space, the Dot goes in the same Space.   For a Note on a Line, the Dot goes in the Space above the Line.


NOTE   STEMS

When putting STEMS on notes, be careful that you face them in the proper direction.   Music with a single musical part in each staff with notes Above the middle line on the Staff should have the Stems going Down.

Notes placed Below the middle line on a Staff should have the lines going Up.

The Stem of a Note On the middle line can go either Up or Down, however, Down is preferred.

 
 
 
 




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