double whole note

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Left: double whole note in modern notation. Center: double whole note in mensural notation used in some modern scores as well. Right: less common stylistic variant of the first form.


double whole note (plural double whole notes)

  1. (US, music) A note with twice the value of a whole note.

Usage notes[edit]

A double whole note is restricted to time signatures where the top number is at least twice as much as the bottom number, making them rare.