Definition of eighth note in English:

eighth note

Syllabification: eighth note
(British quaver)

noun

Music , North American
  • A note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note or half a quarter note, represented by a large dot with a hooked stem.
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    • Some passages do incorporate sixteenth notes and eighth notes with dotted quarters following.
    • Prior to learning the notes, students need to tap and count the rhythm, incorporating all accents and dynamics, with the metronome set to the eighth note.
    • Half-way through the book there is a message that the eighth notes should be played as swinging eighths with the note on the beat longer and the note on the off-beat shorter.

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