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What note value is your favorite? Why?

Which note value is your favorite?  

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  1. 1. Which note value is your favorite?

    • Whole note
    • Half note
    • Quarter note
    • Eighth Note
    • Sixteenth Note
    • Thirty - Second note
    • Sixty - fourth note
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    • One hundred and twenty eight note
    • None
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Eighth notes all the way. Endless possibilities of style interpretation with eighth notes. :cool:

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The 128th note, also known as the semihemidemisemiquaver.. (yes, I copied that from wikipedia, but really, who would remember such a name? In fact, who would even use such a note value?)

What about the demisemihemidemisemiquaver?

Very usefull for peices in Pi./4 time.

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This is ridiculous... and you didn't include irregular groupings.

My favorite is the value of one of 23 notes played in the time of 7 quaver beats. It's a really cool rhythm.

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This is ridiculous... and you didn't include irregular groupings.

My favorite is the value of one of 23 notes played in the time of 7 quaver beats. It's a really cool rhythm.

A note is 1 single note, whether its a grouping of over 9000 whole notes... the singular note is still a whole note.

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Obviously, this is a joke. The only thing we're really commenting on is our aesthetic preference for the physical appearance and/or simplicity/complexity of "writing out" the note duration. Any "rhythmic pattern" is possible through any number of metric manipulations. A triplet pattern could be written without brackets using a complex meter like 6/8, an eighth-note pattern could be written using triplets in brackets and grouped in a duple pattern, etc. Note duration really has no "substance" or "meaning" until a context exists. So, what exactly are we "polling" here?

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Obviously, this is a joke. The only thing we're really commenting on is our aesthetic preference for the physical appearance and/or simplicity/complexity of "writing out" the note duration. Any "rhythmic pattern" is possible through any number of metric manipulations. A triplet pattern could be written without brackets using a complex meter like 6/8, an eighth-note pattern could be written using triplets in brackets and grouped in a duple pattern, etc. Note duration really has no "substance" or "meaning" until a context exists. So, what exactly are we "polling" here?

Well.... if you must know...

It's interesting to see the responses on this. I asked a simple question: what is your 'favorite' note value. Then gave a choice. It's interesting to see how many people so far (two) have gone into rhythmic pattern. I think it gives an interesting glimpse into the various composers on the site and their manner of thinking.

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I don't have a favourite note value, they're symbols which serve a purpose (what exactly they communicate depends upon context, of course) and I don't have any sort of fetish towards one of them.

Well.... if you must know...

It's interesting to see the responses on this. I asked a simple question: what is your 'favorite' note value. Then gave a choice. It's interesting to see how many people so far (two) have gone into rhythmic pattern. I think it gives an interesting glimpse into the various composers on the site and their manner of thinking.

Then why doesn't your poll reflect this? It's a weighted question which imposes the idea that everyone looking does have a favourite note value (we can't vote that we don't have a favourite note value/etc), which they clearly do not and thus it's a biased, inaccurate and pointless poll.

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Obviously, this is a joke. The only thing we're really commenting on is our aesthetic preference for the physical appearance and/or simplicity/complexity of "writing out" the note duration. Any "rhythmic pattern" is possible through any number of metric manipulations. A triplet pattern could be written without brackets using a complex meter like 6/8, an eighth-note pattern could be written using triplets in brackets and grouped in a duple pattern, etc. Note duration really has no "substance" or "meaning" until a context exists. So, what exactly are we "polling" here?

I just read the question as a performer. Eighths are the most interesting to me because they typically allow and require the most stylistic flexibility.

As a composer, it really is a rather simple and possibly pointless question, because values really are devoid of all meaning without context.

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I don't have a favourite note value, they're symbols which serve a purpose (what exactly they communicate depends upon context, of course) and I don't have any sort of fetish towards one of them.

Then why doesn't your poll reflect this? It's a weighted question which imposes the idea that everyone looking does have a favourite note value (we can't vote that we don't have a favourite note value/etc), which they clearly do not and thus it's a biased, inaccurate and pointless poll.

I don't think its a pointless question really. Every composer, yourself included, does have something they prefer to use - note values being one of them. Perhaps you have a favorite key signature, time signature, note value, or a certain number of bars in a piece that you must reach to know if you will continue working on it? Is the poll weighted? Only in the fact that it assumes that every composer has a favorite note value/duration. Is it biased? Hardly. I included all the note values there - AND- worded the sentence in a way that could remove any chance at bias on my part getting in the way. I'll put a space there for none and like them all!

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I like this one, you deliberate which is the value, also what's that accent in the second note, and the tiny slurs on the notes, ...hmmm.gif probably some very unusual harmonics yeah, that must be, evidently, this is a very advanced notation

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What about the demisemihemidemisemiquaver?

Very usefull for peices in Pi./4 time.

YO, 'sup? You trying to steal my π/4 time idea?

THEY'RE CALLED.. BREVES, SEMIREBREVES, MINIMS, CROCHETS, QUAVERS, SEMIQUAVER, DEMISEMIQUAVER, HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVERS, SEMIHEMIDEMISEMIQUAVERS.

I always thought the British were wrong here. The breve gives you enough time to grab your crotch in between notes and minums should be the minimal most shortest note imaginable. And why do you call it a semibreve if it actually takes up not a semibar but the whole bar in the majority of music? Not to mention that 16th notes being only semiquivers makes no sense at all. I demisemiquiver when I see 8th notes. When I see 16ths I start to semiquiver. When I see 32nds I start to full on quiver and panic. Also, you have to be breve to play 64ths. Yeah ... y'all make no sense.

re@poll: I'd probably have to pick some sort of tuplet. I like tuplets. Especially of the 3 and 5 kind in the context of duple time. Like the triplet of crotches that make up the Bruckner rhythm. :w00t:

(I tell you, the Brits are nuts...)

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THEY'RE CALLED.. BREVES, SEMIREBREVES, MINIMS, CROCHETS, QUAVERS, SEMIQUAVER, DEMISEMIQUAVER, HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVERS, SEMIHEMIDEMISEMIQUAVERS.

Hehe, i'm British. :)

(not including the breve because that note value is antiquated)

Semibreve, minim, crochet, quaver, semiquaver, demisemiquaver, hemidemisemiquaver, semihemidemisemiquavers.

Whole note, half note, quarter note, 8th note, 16th note, 32nd note, 64th note, 128th note.

I just saved 25 characters of ink and a whole lotta unnecessary "semi/demi/hemi"s (which all mean the exact same thing) by using the numeric designations.

I'm American. :P

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I just answered a question about notation in other thread and I find all these names very confusing, just take a look to this word: "semihemidemisemiquavers" blink.gif come on... different words should be used instead keep adding pre-terms for the same "quaver" thing...

thisquaver, thatquaver, herequaver, therequaver....

I use these:

Redonda

Blanca

Negra

Corchea

SemiCorchea*

Fusa

SemiFusa*

*ok, we use the "semi" thing too toothygrin.gif but at least it remains short.

I'm from, .. below my avatar says

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Double dotted quarter note in a quintuplet.

EDIT I had to write that in because that's not one of the options on the poll. What kind of poll is this?!

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