Names of Music Notes in Other Languages

Musicians in their reading may encounter names of notes which seem to baffle their understanding.

The names of notes meplyed in England, for instance, are rarely understood by American musicians. The following, therefore, is well worth preserving.

AmericanEnglishGermanFrenchItalian
Whole noteSemibreveGanznoteSemibreveSemibreve
Half noteMinimHalbnoteBlancheBianca
Quarter noteCrotchetViertelnoteNoirNera
Eighth noteQuaverAchtelnoteCrocheCroma
Sixteenth noteSemi-quaverSechzehntelnoteDouble CrocheSemi-croma