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Note durations in musical notation can be named according to the North American system (whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, etc.) or the older British system (semibreves, minims, crotchets, etc.). What is the equivalent British name for the North American thirty-second note?

A) Quaver
B) Semiquaver
C) Demisemiquaver
D) Hemidemisemiquaver

Your answer — B) Semiquaver — was incorrect.

The longest duration normally used in modern music is the whole note, or semibreve, equivalent to 32 demisemiquavers.

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