Note Lengths

The longest note length in common use today is called a semibreve or     whole note and looks like this: 

The note half the length of a     semibreve or whole note is called a minim or half note and     looks like this:         When reading music notation any note with a stem can be rotated so that its     stem goes downwards from the left-hand side of the note head. The     note-lengths are the same whether the notation shows the stems going up or     down.

The note a quarter the length of a semibreve or whole note is called a     crotchet or quarter note     and looks like this:

The note an eighth the length of a semibreve or whole note is called a     quaver or eighth note     and looks like this:      In musical notation, when there is a group of 2 or more     quavers, sometimes their tails become a linking straight line between the     ends of their stems.