Usage of musical terms

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Dorico Elements
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English
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This documentation uses American terminology for musical items.

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

Half-step

Semitone

Whole step

Whole tone

Staff

Stave

Bar/Measure

Note

This documentation only uses “bar”.

Bar