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Various music notes on the staff.

(Learn the names of these notes and more.)

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Definition: A note may refer to a specific pitch, or to the musical symbols that represent both the pitch and length of sound.

In notation, pitch is represented by a music note’s vertical position on the musical staff; and length is expressed by a note’s “color” and flag, or lack thereof:
Also Known As:
  • [una] nota musicale (It)
  • [une] note de musique (Fr)
  • [eine] Note (Ger)

Pronunciation: nōt

More Musical Symbols:

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