Definition of half note in English:

half note

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noun

Music, chiefly North American
A minim.
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  • Rhythmic values are quarter, eighth and half notes, and only the major finger pattern is used in the first chorale.
  • The aptly titled Creepy Crotchets is written almost entirely in quarter-note values, with occasional half notes, and is based on the familiar creepy minor arpeggiated chord theme.
  • Contrapunctus I, which exposes the subject in its original form (do-sol-me-do-ti-do-re-me-fa-me-re-do), was played in a slow tempo, with an almost dry separation of the initial four half notes each time the subject or answer appeared.

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