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Types of Notes

in American, British and Italian


Whether you're a performer, composer or just an avid listener of music, understanding the meaning and function of certain musical symbols will take your appreciation of music to a deeper level. One of the first things you will learn when studying theory are the different types of notes and its duration. The table below lists the types of notes in American, British and Italian. Click on the links to learn more about each note.

Types of Notes

Types of Notes
American British Italian
whole notesemibrevesemibreve
half noteminimminima
quarter notecrotchetsemiminima
eighth notequavercroma
sixteenth notesemiquaversemicroma

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