The note value object

Type: Dictionary

A rhythmic value for a note, such as a "dotted quarter note." This is encoded via a base note type, such as "quarter", and an optional number of dots.


Name Type Required? Description
"base" note value base object Yes
"dots" positive integer object No Number of augmentation dots. If not specified, this value is assumed to be 0. Though MNX has no limit on number of dots encoded, we advise software implementations not to worry about supporting more than 5.


This object is used in the following examples:

Accidentals, Articulations, Beams, Beams (across barlines), Beams (hooks), Beams (secondary beam breaks), Beams (with inner grace notes), Clef changes, Dotted notes (augmentation dots), Grace note, Grace notes (beamed), Jumps (D.S. al Fine), Jumps (Dal Segno), Key signatures, Multimeasure rests, Multiple layouts, Multiple voices, Octave shifts (8va), Organ layout, Parts, Repeats, Repeats (more than once repeated), Repeats (with alternate endings, advanced), Repeats (with alternate endings, simple), Repeats (with implied start repeat), Rest positions, Slurs, Slurs (for chords), Slurs (incomplete slurs), Slurs (targeting specific notes), Styling elements (basic), Styling via a class (basic), Tempo markings, Three-note chord and half rest, Ties, Time signatures, Tremolos (single-note), Tuplets, Two-bar C major scale, “Hello world”