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Have you ever actually uttered the term "hemi demi semi quaver" when communicating with other musicians?

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Not yet.

Isn't that a 32nd note, or is it 16th?

I heard a 1024 note being described as you did, and it was looong ;) 

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The only quavers I know anything about are these....

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I like how Dave still holds out hope of finding educated people in this day and age.  clap.gif

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I was educated in Blighty, by two wonderful music teachers: Eric Cliff and Bob Wysome - I never heard either utter such a term. 😂

Bob was a musical genius and his gift as a teacher was beyond compare. How he got an entire year of spotty, hormonal, cynical teenagers to form a choir, turn up to practise, sound good and perform successfully at a school concert still astounds me.

I can hear him yelling at us now:

"There is no 'R' in 'Hosanna in'" 😆😂

Andy 🎵🎶🎵🎶

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1 hour ago, bitflipper said:

Have you ever actually uttered the term "hemi demi semi quaver" when communicating with other musicians?

Once or twice, although only when discussing sheet music.

Demisemiquavers are far more common.

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1 hour ago, Zargg said:

Not yet.

Isn't that a 32nd note, or is it 16th?

I heard a 1024 note being described as you did, and it was looong ;) 

FYI...
Crotchet = 1/4th note
Quaver = 1/8th note
Semi-Quaver = 1/16th note
Demi-Semi-Quaver = 1/32nd note
Hemi-Demi-Semi-Quaver = 1/64th note.

I could go on... but it gets silly!

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I understand there's also a "breve", and it's not a beverage. I wonder if my barista would interpret "semibreve" as an 8-ounce breve.

I've always thought it strange that we've had to learn Italian in order to buy a coffee. Who gave Italy that authority? Coffee should be ordered in Ethiopian, should it not? 

 

 

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4 hours ago, msmcleod said:

FYI...
Crotchet = 1/4th note
Quaver = 1/8th note
Semi-Quaver = 1/16th note
Demi-Semi-Quaver = 1/32nd note
Hemi-Demi-Semi-Quaver = 1/64th note.

I could go on... but it gets silly!

I think we should all just standardize on ticks.

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35 minutes ago, bitflipper said:

I think we should all just standardize on ticks.

*Wonders if fleas are being ignored...* 🤔

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14 hours ago, bitflipper said:

I understand there's also a "breve", and it's not a beverage. I wonder if my barista would interpret "semibreve" as an 8-ounce breve.

I've always thought it strange that we've had to learn Italian in order to buy a coffee. Who gave Italy that authority? Coffee should be ordered in Ethiopian, should it not? 

 

 

Yeah, a breve is 2 whole notes. 

A semibreve is a whole note, and a minim is a half note.

I don't think I've ever seen a breve in any sheet music... maybe it's reserved for orchestral triangle players!

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15 hours ago, craigb said:

*Wonders if fleas are being ignored...* 🤔

Please, no bass player jokes. This is a serious thread.

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29 minutes ago, bitflipper said:

Please, no bass player jokes. This is a serious thread.

Ow!  That's gonna Sting!

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I've spent my life grumbling about how terrible the Imperial system is ("How many yards in a mile?") and my music-studying teenager is very much the same about crotchets and quavers and that.

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40 minutes ago, ant_in_wales said:

I've spent my life grumbling about how terrible the Imperial system is ("How many yards in a mile?") and my music-studying teenager is very much the same about crotchets and quavers and that.

Oh quit yer' grumbling Mr. 220V @ 50Hz.

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3 hours ago, craigb said:

Ow!  That's gonna Sting!

Careful. You're gonna Macca someone mad ...

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I can never resist bad pun threads.

Lemmy see if I can think of one...

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