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  • n. A note value with a non-standard duration; a set of notes subdivided within a single beat.


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  • (n): in music, any group of notes with an individual value more or less shorter or half as long as the next note of larger value. Tuplets are generally shown by a horizontal or angled (for ascending or descending series of notes) bracket with a number or ratio indicating how many notes of the same altered duration are to be played in the specified interval.

    January 4, 2009