Two hundred fifty-sixth note

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The two hundred fifty-sixth note (also called a demisemihemidemisemiquaver)[1] is a note which, has a value of ​1256 of a whole note. In musical notation it has 16 flags or beams. This is a rare type of note and is rarely seen in musical peices. Its mainly used in slow pieces of music and are used for a fast section without changing the slow tempo. One example, is when they occur in some editions of the second movement (Largo) of Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto (Op. 37) (1800), to notate fast scales.[2]

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  1. Assoja, Kartik; Ernala, Sindhu; Buitelaar, Paul (16–17 October 2014). "UNLP at the C@merata Task: Question Answering on Musical Scores ACM" (PDF). University of Essex. Retrieved 12 April 2021.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Extremes of Conventional Music Notation". homes.sice.indiana.edu. Retrieved 2021-04-12.