The sixty-fourth note (also called a hemidemisemiquaver or semidemisemiquaver) is a note with a value of 1⁄64 of a whole note which is where it gets its name. It has four flags or beams. In the time signature it has a value of 1⁄16 of a beat. It is the shortest common note in musical notation
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