Rhythm notation shows the duration of a note. Watch the video to hear the difference in note length and see the durations of different types of note.
- A semibreve lasts for four crotchet beats.
- A minim lasts for two crotchet beats.
- A quaver lasts for half a crotchet beat - so there are two to the time of a crotchet.
- A semiquaver lasts for a quarter of a crotchet beat - so there are four to the time of a crotchet.