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Kal Marks, a band from Boston, plays with lurching bass lines, plodding eighth notes and similarly stripped-down drum beats set against brittle guitars and vocals that sound strained and scraped.
Its shape resembles that of an eighth note, and its sound has been likened to that of a theremin.
The British band Basement believes in the power of a saturated guitar tone and steady, insistent eighth notes.
The combination of openness and complexity in this music spells a certain kind of possibility: Mr. Mitchell took a solo that was almost entirely eighth notes, with nearly no rests, and still seemed to create rhythmic suspense at every turn.
But even a relatively simple symbol, like an eighth note, can be drawn in so many different ways that calculating the possible variations is computationally intensive and time-consuming.
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music : a musical note that lasts to 1/8 of the length of a whole note
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