Hundred twenty-eighth note

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Beethoven used hundred twenty-eighth notes in the first movement of his Pathétique Sonata (Op. 13)
A hundred twenty-eighth note with stem pointing up, a hundred twenty-eighth note with stem pointing down, and a hundred twenty-eighth rest.
Hundred twenty-eighth notes beamed together.

The hundred twenty-eighth note (also called a semihemidemisemiquaver[1][2] or quasihemidemisemiquaver[3]) is a note played for ​1128 of the duration of a whole note which is where it gets its name.It has five flags or beams. In the time signature it has a value of ​132 of a beat.

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  1. Read, Gardner (1979). Music Notation, p.65. 2nd edition. Crescendo Taplinger. ISBN 0-8008-5453-5.
  2. Haas, David (2008-10-30), Fairclough, Pauline; Fanning, David (eds.), "Shostakovich's Second Piano Sonata: a composition recital in three styles", The Cambridge Companion to Shostakovich (1 ed.), Cambridge University Press, pp. 95–114, doi:10.1017/ccol9780521842204.006, ISBN 978-0-521-84220-4, retrieved 2022-05-03
  3. Miller, RJ (2015). Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians. Routledge. p. 38. ISBN 978-0-415-74190-3.