Usage of Musical Terms

This documentation uses American terminology for musical items throughout the documentation.

The following table lists all the notes and notations that have different names in American and British English:


American Name

British Name

Double whole note

Breve

Whole note

Semibreve

Half note

Minim

Quarter note

Crotchet

Eighth note

Quaver

Sixteenth note

Semiquaver

Thirty-second note

Demisemiquaver

Sixty-fourth note

Hemidemisemiquaver

Hundred twenty-eighth note

Semihemidemisemiquaver

Two hundred fifty-sixth note

Demisemihemidemisemiquaver

Staff

Stave

Bar/Measure

Note

This documentation only uses bar.

Bar