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a musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note


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In the preparation to the recapitulation, a rhythmic diminution of the neighbor-tone motive constitutes much of the moving eighth-note line.
How, then, do the four accented eighth-notes (in measure 2 and similar passages) fall into this rhythmic scheme?
The best way to highlight this in performance is not to slow down and pause at the end of Variation 27--which most performers do--but rather "barrel in" to Variation 28 with the same eighth-note speed.
Expertly deploying his agile, mellifluous bass-baritone, Oku-litch flaunted abundant masculine charm yet never was more than an eighth-note away from his character's ruthless core.
The change of Brahms's and Schumann's beaming of the characteristic melodic figure in this movement--(Int led quarter followed by three beamed eighth-notes, printed as dotted quarter followed by a single flagged eighth-note plus two beamed eighths--may be disconcerting to readers familiar with Brahms's score.
Although "Soldier's Wife" retained Deng's simple eighth-note accompaniment, his boom-chuck pattern is replaced with a more static repeated eighth-note pattern and is played on strummed strings and a simple Dixie-land band-style ensemble while the original arrangement of Deng Yu-Xian is reminiscent of Taiwanese opera in both the instrumentation and in the melodic interplay between the various instruments during the interludes.
There is quite a bit of syncopation, and phrases generally end with a longer note value followed by an eighth-note.
Sometimes, to achieve more swing, he changes a beat into an eighth-note triplet or a dotted eighth/sixteenth.
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There are isolated instances of sixteenth notes and eighth-note triplets.
The disjunct motion of the line is contrasted with its steady eighth-note surface rhythm.
In the first two measures of Dream (Example 8), Cage introduces an eighth-note rhythmic idea with various accidental alterations that permeates the entire work.
In the middle of the piece, the strong dynamic of fortissimo is a challenge when placed on the sixteenth- and staccato eighth-note motif.
The commentary provides the context for this discrepancy by explaining that each of the early editions on which the present edition is based includes an extra eighth-note rest at the end of the measure, making the measure three-and-a-half beats long.