What is note?

What Does note Mean

The concept of a note has multiple uses and meanings. The most common is the one that presents it as the identifying sign or mark that is applied to something with the aim of individualizing it, allowing it to be recognized or disseminated. A note is also an observation that is made in any text or page of a book and that is usually located in one of the margins.

In the latter case, the note consists of a comment, an explanation or a warning that, due to its peculiarities, cannot be included within the text , so it is added outside the main structure.
A note can be a note of something with the aim of remembering it later or extending it. For example: "I have taken note of your comments to continue with the writing of my book . "

In general, a note is said to every brief message that has been written and to the paper where said message is made known : "I left you a note on the desk with the last phone calls" , "Angela wrote me a note with the products that I have to buy in the supermarket ” .
On the other hand, a grade is the grade that arises after analyzing a test, an exam or an evaluation : "I have to get an eight to pass the subject" , "Juan got a ten in his literature test . "
The expression to give the note refers to a situation in which someone behaves in an inappropriate way, in a certain environment, and draws attention . It does not necessarily have a negative connotation, since it can be both someone who often gets things out of hand and someone who is used to drinking more than necessary and assaulting their companions at a party.
Also, it should be noted that, in Argentina and Uruguay , the journalistic article that is part of magazines and newspapers is known as a note : "Clarín published a very interesting note about the Tartagal tragedy . "
Note, in musical language , it gives a name to the sound that is produced by a constant vibration and refers to the sign that is used to represent said sound graphically: Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si . Both the number of notes and the way to play them vary according to the instrument.
The piano, for example, is a tempered instrument ; This means that the tuning of the notes is achieved prior to their execution and that it is fixed, so that the musician does not have to worry about regulating the height of the sounds while playing. In addition, having a specific number of keys, the number of tones that can be obtained is always the same: twelve per scale. This responds to Western theory, very different from those used in Eastern countries.

The twelve-tone scales , which we all know and appreciate almost always when listening to the radio, consist of twelve different sounds , which are the same distance from each other: a semitone . This indicates that between C and D, for example, there is only one distinguishable note: C sharp or D flat. On the piano, both notes sound the same, since they are represented by the same key.
In contrast to the piano, most stringed instruments are not tempered. In other words, the musician must learn to find that point, that strength, that support that is necessary to play each note with the correct pitch . Returning to the twelve-tone scales, a C sharp and a D-flat can sound slightly different on a viola, for example, as long as the player is able to give each one a different character.

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