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I was wondering if tremolos can make a note separated into quarter notes. For example, a half note with a bar over it means to divide it into eighth notes, and a whole note with three bars over it means to divide it into thirty-second notes.

Is there any way to notate a note divided into quarter notes, as quarter notes don't have flags to denote as bars above a note? Moreover, does the same apply to half notes, etc.?

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    Why would you want to do that? – PiedPiper Jan 4 at 20:23
  • @PiedPiper It’s just some weird music theory I’m willing to try out, I’m currently composing a piece with the meter of 16/4 and it’s Presto so I’m asking to make a tremolo so I don’t have to spam the chords 32 times – Truncation Jan 5 at 9:51
  • If you wrote it in 16/8 it would be much easier to read – PiedPiper Jan 5 at 23:26
  • Just change to 4/4 and adjust your note lengths accordingly, i.e. 16/4 quarter notes become sixteenth notes. – Carl Witthoft Jan 6 at 16:06
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According to this...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbreviation_(music)#Repetition_of_a_single_note_or_chord

...divisi dots can be placed over long notes to show quarter note repetition.

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...you may want to confirm that with source other than Wikipedia.

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Basically no. You'd need rather unusual meters for that to save a useful amount of space. Remember that tremolo notation is a shorthand and can always be written out explicitly.

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PiedPiper and user65529 are right: why would you want to and basically no. But if you're familiar with sim. (simile) it might be useful. I can't really picture what you're doing though.

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Tremolo repeats cannot be used for notes as long as crotchets (quarter notes).

However, you could use simile slashes/percent repeats. For example:

Slashes and Percent

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