Okay, so my new school (British school in America) also has an excelent music program. This is my first year learning in the British system. Instead of them saying, whole note, half note, quarter note and those terms, they say, crotchet, semibreve and minim. Can someone please please give me a conversion from terms like quarter notes and stuff into that British system? Thank you SOOO much!
- CoachTLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
double whole note = breve = 8 crotchets
whole note = semibreve = 4 crotchets
half note = minim = 2 crotchets
quarter note = crotchet = 1 crotchet
eighth note = quaver = 1/2 crotchet
sixteenth note = semiquaver = 1/4 crotchet
32nd note = demisemiquaver = 1/8 crotchet
... there are more but you won't see them too often.
the same names apply to the rests.
don't worry, it won't take long to get it. ☺Source(s): paid too much attention in theory for four years in college.
- 1 decade ago
i am learning about these right now in my ap theory class.
longa (two whole notes) = breve
whole note= semi breve
half note= minum
quater note =crochet
sorry, i don't remember eighths
but the sixteenths (well at least their rests)= quaver