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In the picture above, you can see how note parts combine in order to form notes.
(Notes are displayed on the staff in yellow) 
Notes are usually written in black and white. However, I wanted to make the notes visually stand out, making them easier to distinguish from the staff.
A Filled-in Note-Head with a Stem (up or down), is called a Quarter-Note.
A Hollow Note-Head with a Stem (up or down), is called a Half-Note.
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It is logical to question why the names “quarter-note” and “half-note” are numbers that are less than a whole number, names meaning just 25% and 50%.
Very soon, the reason for these note names will make a whole lot of sense.  
In order to understand why notes are named as they are, I will now teach you
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