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minim

1. a unit of fluid measure equal to one sixtieth of a drachm. It is approximately equal to one drop.
2. Music a note having the time value of half a semibreve

minim

[′min·əm]
(mechanics)
A unit of volume in the apothecaries' measure; equals ¹⁄₆₀ fluidram (approximately 0.061612 cubic centimeter) or about 1 drop (of water). Abbreviated min.
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In misinterpreting the half-note pulse, the performance tempo was bound to be twice as slow as it was meant to be.
IF you match a corresponding left and right half-note of the same cash amount, you've won that cash prize
For instance, the first occurrence of this triple-over-duple meter is seen in the second half of measure 7, where the compound rhythm between the viola and 'cello is, in fact, a triplet over a half-note value.
Corrected in A(3) 2/2/i/85 17/3/5 full-bar rest c Yes added in left hand 2/2/i/95 17/4/3 full-bar rest c Yes added in left hand 2/2/i/95 17/4/3 stem direction p No changed on descending eighths 2/2/i/106 17/5/2 E changed to c Yes half-note 2/2/i/110 17/5/6 E changed to c Yes half-note 2/2/i/l 83-18599(1 ) 19/1/8-10 addition of p No eighth-rest?
Many teachers tell their students to breath between the half-note and quarter note of measure 4, while other teachers have their students breath at the measure (on the bar-line).
In measure 4 of the first "Hymn," for instance, Bass I requires either a dot after its whole-note (tied from the previous bar) or a half-note rest.
Can the use of a rhythmic pattern of a half-note, dotted quarter-note and two sixteenth-notes in its opening bars be anything but a nod in Mendelssohn's direction?
Recitative barlines were treated in a cavalier fashion in all Italian operas of this time; the C mensuration in recitatives did not distinguish between the accentuation of the first and the second half-note, and rather corresponded to our [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
To demonstrate the fundamental importance of rhythm in music, play for your beginning student the melody of Jingle Bells using an incorrect rhythm--perhaps 3/4 time with a quarter-note, half-note pattern--and ask the student to identify the tune.
The rising and falling octave scales upon which this section is built, in a consistent half-note, quarter-note rhythm, are articulated in the first Artaria edition of 1799 by slurs covering each individual measure.