Learning Types of Music Notes

Learning Types of Music Notes : Crotchets, Quavers, Minims, etc.

This section continues from the previous section on Key Signatures and Time Signatures to introduce the types of notes in music, rests and dotted notes you may encounter while reading music. This is information which may help if you are learning the piano or keyboard or indeed any other instrument. It is mainly most useful for musical reference purposes.

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Types of Notes

There are different types of musical notes, each with a different duration measured in beats. These notes are outlined below.

Detail Note Rest

Semibreve

Whole Note
4 Crotchets

Minim

Half Note
2 Crotchets

Crotchet

Quarter Note
1 Crotchets

Quaver

Eight Note
a Crotchet

Semi-Quaver

16th note
a Crotchet

 

An Example of how time signatures and note durations / types are measured

 

Dotted Notes and Other Musical Symbols

Notes can be lengthened by placing a dot beside them. A dotted note is lengthened by half the value of the original note - therefore a dotted minim is 2 beats + (2 beats) == 2 beats + 1 beat = total of 2 beats.

Other items and musical symbols will be listed here at a later date...

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