I'm having something of a difficult time adjusting to the British note terminology. Semibreves are whole notes, minims are half notes, crotchets are quarter notes, quavers are eighth notes, semi-quavers are 16th notes, demi-semi quavers are 32nd notes, and hemi-demi-semi quavers are 64th notes. (I think that's correct anyway.) Can someone explain to me how these names came about? Perhaps if I can learn and understand their origins (not the "semi" prefix, etc, I get that), but perhaps a minim, a crotchet?
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