- a note equivalent in time value to one half of a whole note; minim.
Origin of half note
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But if a man may falter, shall we not forgive to a trombone even a half-note?From the Easy Chair, vol. 1
George William Curtis
It may safely be said however that the sign always indicates that a half-note has a beat.Music Notation and Terminology
Karl W. Gehrkens
The suspension, instead of being sustained as a half-note, may be repeated on the second quarter, as at c.
For the present the suspension should not be less than a half-note or its rhythmic equivalent in the ornamental resolution.
A half-note with one dot lasts three-quarters, with two dots it lasts seven-eighths.Piano Playing
- US and Canadian a note having the time value of half a semibreveAlso called: minim