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a musical note having the time value of half a whole note

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The original notation of the Gloria, for example, employed a half-note pulse that was, because of the visual appearance in notation, misunderstood as a quarter-note pulse.
Carefully remove each half-note from your gamecard and attach it to the corresponding cash panel on your wallchart by moistening the sticky panel, making sure you position the left and right halves correctly.
A "fast and nervous" song in alternating 7/8, 5/8, and 3/4 reflects the emotions and movements of "The Man With Night Sweats"; a slow introductory pattern of a fluttering quintuplet on the downbeat leads to the entrance of the simple vocal line speaking above the slow syncopation of half-note chords on the second beat of three evokes "Memory Unsettled.
2 REMOVE each half-note from your gamecard and attach it to a corresponding cash panel on the wallchart we've already given you in The Mirror.
To end his solo, Rouse finishes on the fifth (F in the key of B flat), repeats this note, descends a half-note, then plays the fifth again - all rhythmically organized, of course, but not in a spectacular way.
The other important rhythmic contrapuntal component in this work is the percussive triplets over a half-note or whole-note value.
21) MC shows, however, that the top note c' of the first arpeggio was originally punched as a whole-note and then hand-corrected to a half-note (fig 14a).
The grace notes should be played before the beat, with attention to sustaining the half-note that follows.
When the music truly has two half-note pulses, I prefer its correct notation, 2/2 or alla breve.
As it turns out, the tenor's last measure is empty; on the repeat, then, a rest would be tied to a half-note pitch.
In four-four time, the poetic feet of the first two lines unfold at a leisurely half-note pace, and the harmony remains in the tonic.
It is no wonder, with such musical development, particularly in homes where music is valued and frequently heard, that children can be readied to read and even write quarter-, eighth- and half-note rhythms by school age.