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Some articles on notes, note:

Glossary Of Musical Terminology - A
... down, crushed the sounding of the notes of a chord not quite simultaneously, but from bottom to top ... a very fast grace note that is "crushed" against the note that follows and takes up no value in the measure accompagnato accompanied i.e ... amabile amiable, pleasant amoroso loving anacrusis a note or notes that precede the first full bar a pickup andamento used to refer to a fugue subject of above-average length andante at a walking pace i.e ...
Glossary Of Musical Terminology - T
... key' used on a continuo part to indicate that the notes should be played without harmony tempo time i.e ... touch on a note slightly longer than usual, but without generally altering the note's value ternary having three parts ... a rapid repetition of the same note, or an alternation between two or more notes (often an octave on the piano) ...

Famous quotes containing the word notes:

    If the heart of a man is deprest with cares,
    The mist is dispell’d when a woman appears;
    Like the notes of a fiddle, she sweetly, sweetly
    Raises the spirits, and charms our ears.
    John Gay (1685–1732)

    A little black thing among the snow
    Crying “’weep, ‘weep,” in notes of woe!
    “Where are thy father & mother? say?”
    “They are both gone up to the church to pray.
    William Blake (1757–1827)

    The drama critic on your paper said my chablis-tinted hair was like a soft halo over wide set, inviting eyes, and my mouth, my mouth was a lush tunnel through which golden notes came.
    Samuel Fuller (b. 1911)