|Note Value Classical Term||Note Value Modern Term||Note Duration||Equivalent to:|
|Semibreve||Whole Note||4 Beats||4 Crotchets or 2 Minims|
|Minim||Half Note||2 Beats||2 Crotchets or 4 Quavers|
|Crotchet||Quarter Note||1 Beats||2 Quavers or 4 Semiquavers|
|Quaver||Eighth Note||1/2 of one Beat||2 Semiquavers|
|Semiquaver||Sixteenth Note||1/4 of one Beat||2 Demisemiquavers|
|Demisemiquaver||Thirtysecond Note||1/8th of one Beat||2 Semi- demisemiquavers|
In order to increase the value of a note or rest, a Dot is placed after it. This has the effect of increasing the value of the note by half as much again. eg a Dotted Semibreve would have the equivalent value of a semibreve and a Minim. a Dotted Minim would be equal to three Crotchets or three Quarter Notes. a Dotted Crotchet is equal to 1 1/2 Crotchets or 3 Quavers. A Dotted Quaver is equal to 3 Sixteenth notes etc.... The same applies to Dotted Rests except that where you have a note being held for half as long again, with Dotted Rests you have Silence.