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  • Conductors should mark the changes, and conduct them (beating the half-note, as much as possible); singers need only keep an even quarter-note pulse, whether duple or compound, and follow the natural rhythm and accentuation of the text.

    Introits for Treble Choir

  • Notes start with a whole one and then get broken down into fractions -- half-note, quarter-note, eighth, etc., each has a different symbol, and they have funny names.

    More on Music

  • The textural model is the repeated right-hand quarter-note chord, something Brian probably picked up from listening to Phil Spector records.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Repeatedly the donkey's donkey larynx was issuing the first quarter-note of a bray, a hee-haw from which the haw and most of the hee had been scrunched and extinguished.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • Even the footsteps of the night watchman added only an accented quarter-note to the silence that had become a hum, a lullaby.

    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

  • The suspension may now be a quarter-note, or its rhythmic equivalent.

    A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons

  • It should be used only on the second half of a weak beat, and be preceded by a dotted quarter-note.

    A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons

  • When florid counterpoint is combined with other than first species, the dotted half followed by a quarter-note (_a_), or two eighth-notes (_b_), is good.

    A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons

  • _E. g._, a half-note tied to a quarter-note would indicate a tone equal in duration-length to that shown by a dotted half-note; two half-notes tied would indicate a tone equal in duration to that shown by a whole-note.

    Music Notation and Terminology

  • Thus _e. g._, a half-note on the second line of the treble staff indicates that a specific pitch (g ') is to be played or sung for a period of time twice as long as would be indicated by a quarter-note in the same composition.

    Music Notation and Terminology

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