Sixteenth note

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A 16th note with stem facing up, a 16th note with stem facing down, and a 16th rest.
Four 16th notes beamed together.

A sixteenth note (also called a semiquaver) is a note that has a value of ​116 of a whole note, which is how it gets the name. It has two flags or beams. In the time signature it has a value of ​14 of a beat.

References[change | change source]

  • Gerou, Tom (1996). Essential Dictionary of Music Notation. Alfred. ISBN 0-88284-730-9
  • Morehen, John, and Richard Rastall. 2001. "Semiquaver". The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. London: Macmillan Publishers.