Two hundred fifty-sixth note


Two hundred fifty-sixth note

A Two hundred fifty-sixth note/256th note (American/German terminology), or a demisemihemidemisemiquaver (British/Classic terminology), is a musical note worth 1/256 of a semibreve/whole note.

256th notes are exceptionally rare, obviously more so than one hundred twenty-eighth notes. Likewise, a 256th rest is virtually unknown, but no evidence says that neither of them don't exist.

To perform a 256th note, even with a tempo setting of extremely low, would be incredibly difficult to perform on any instrument, requiring dedicated practise to one's speed, and therefore is most likely only performed in computer music.

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[http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.11/Documentation/user/music-glossary/Duration-names-notes-and-rests Musical Glossary with worldwide definitions of musical notes]


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