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Musical note   /mjˈuzɪkəl noʊt/   Listen
Musical note

A notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound.  Synonyms: note, tone.

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"Musical note" Quotes from Famous Books

... adjustment of the vocal organs may supplement the sense of hearing in the estimation of pitch is mentioned by Prof. Ladd. Speaking of the ability, by no means uncommon, to tell the pitch of any musical note heard, Prof. Ladd says: "Such judgment, however, may be, and ordinarily is, much assisted by auxiliary discriminations of other sensations which blend with those of the musical tone. Among such secondary helps the most important are the muscular sensations which accompany the innervation of the ...
— The Psychology of Singing - A Rational Method of Voice Culture Based on a Scientific Analysis of All Systems, Ancient and Modern • David C. Taylor

... from the inside of the motor M, the valve will again be lifted from its seat, and the cycle of operations will be repeated as long as the wind supply is kept up. A series of regular puffs of wind will thus be delivered into the lower part of the resonator or pipe, resulting in a musical note. ...
— The Recent Revolution in Organ Building - Being an Account of Modern Developments • George Laing Miller

... in particular interested me. The Pine-chafer emits a musical note. The female is as gifted as the male. Does the lover make use of his faculty as a means of seduction and appeal? Does the female answer the chirp of her innamorata by a similar chirp? That this may be so under normal conditions, amidst the foliage of the pines, ...
— Social Life in the Insect World • J. H. Fabre

Words linked to "Musical note" :   crotchet, chord, acciaccatura, appoggiatura, musical scale, leading tone, sixty-fourth note, pedal point, whole note, demisemiquaver, minim, blue note, trill, sixteenth note, thirty-second note, submediant, shake, mediant, subtonic, middle C, supertonic, monotone, semibreve, eighth note, subdominant, scale, passing note, half note, semiquaver, quaver, passing tone, hemidemisemiquaver, grace note, keynote, dominant, tonic, pedal, musical notation, quarter note

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