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#1 ben_walker446

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 14:33

Is there a name for a note that is half a Hemi-Demi-Semi Quaver?

The reason I am asking is because Carol*Piano doesn't know tongue.gif
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 14:34

QUOTE(ben_walker446 @ Mar 12 2007, 02:33 PM) View Post

Is there a name for a note that is half a Hemi-Demi-Semi Quaver?

The reason I am asking is because Carol*Piano doesn't know tongue.gif

Yes - those sort of notes are called too blo*dy fast... tongue.gif
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 14:35

QUOTE(carol*piano @ Mar 12 2007, 02:34 PM) View Post

QUOTE(ben_walker446 @ Mar 12 2007, 02:33 PM) View Post

Is there a name for a note that is half a Hemi-Demi-Semi Quaver?

The reason I am asking is because Carol*Piano doesn't know tongue.gif

Yes - those sort of notes are called too blo*dy fast... tongue.gif

Well they wouldn't be very fast if it was crotchet = 10 smile.gif rolleyes.gif
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 14:39

After abit of googling I found this:-

As the usual demands for high-performance high-
speed music percolated through from the masses, the music companies
were forced to introduce the semibreve (whole note), minim (half
note), crotchet (quarter), quaver (eighth), semiquaver (sixteenth),
demisemiquaver, hemidemisemiquaver, semihemidemisemiquaver and so
on, with only the reassuring lengths of the names compensating for
the shortness of the notes. (This cycle of increasingly rabid
fast-music madness was only halted by the discovery of Bruckner.)

So the answer is, a semi-hemi-demi-semiquaver tongue.gif
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 14:42

So would you eventually get a semi-hemi-demi-semi-hemi-demi-semiquaver ? tongue.gif
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 14:44

I think you probably would, along with a new diction exercise for all the Viva Voice students laugh.gif
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 14:51

QUOTE(possom @ Mar 12 2007, 02:44 PM) View Post

I think you probably would, along with a new diction exercise for all the Viva Voice students laugh.gif

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 14:53

QUOTE(ben_walker446 @ Mar 12 2007, 02:42 PM) View Post

So would you eventually get a semi-hemi-demi-semi-hemi-demi-semiquaver ? tongue.gif


I don't think so. I believe all the prefixes after "hemi-" are "semi-", so the note you're talking about would be a semisemisemisemihemidemisemiquaver. Which is also a Native American tribe, and the anagram of a small village in Finland.
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 14:54

Not directly in answer to the question, but along the same lines, the 4th piece (Haunted Spot) of Schumann's Waldscenen contains triple dotted crotchets, double dotted quavers, dotted semiquavers, double dotted quaver rests, and dotted semiquaver rests. Lots of them too
I dont think Ive seen anything similar, though Beethoven has some turns on demisemiquavers.
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 16:02

what about an acciacatura?
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 16:51

QUOTE(noodle @ Mar 12 2007, 03:24 PM) View Post

How is it that the name gets much longer as the note gets much shoter?? laugh.gif


Yes, it's odd that a single note worth 256 crotchets is known as an It.
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 18:29

Too many numbers... blink.gif
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 18:46

Wikipedia suggests quasi-hemi-demi-semi-quaver as an alternative to semi-hemi-demi-semi-quaver. I definitely prefer the quasi- term.

http://en.wikipedia....nty-eighth_note

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 19:32

QUOTE(JudithJ @ Mar 12 2007, 06:46 PM) View Post

Wikipedia suggests quasi-hemi-demi-semi-quaver as an alternative to semi-hemi-demi-semi-quaver. I definitely prefer the quasi- term.

http://en.wikipedia....nty-eighth_note


Not heard that one before. I'm surprised by it as it suggests that the note is "like" a hemidemisemiquaver rather than being exactly half the duration.
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 19:47

QUOTE(sonataform @ Mar 12 2007, 04:51 PM) View Post


Yes, it's odd that a single note worth 256 crotchets is known as an It.



It's also odd (in a geeky sort of way) that 256 is the number of states represented by the hexadecimal number ff.
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