Music Rests (Whole Rest, Half Rest…)

In music, a rest is a brief silence, a short break in the flow of sound. In musical notation, a rest is the sign that indicates such a break.

Just as there are music notes of different value (whole note, half note, etc.), there are rests of different value.

For each note, there is a rest of equivalent value; for each rest, there is a note of equivalent value.

Music Rests of Different Values

The example below shows how some of the music notes making up a musical phrase can be replaced with music rests of equivalent lengths.

A staff with music notes of different values, without any rest.
A staff with music notes of different values, without any rest.

 

Now, the same musical phrase, but some music notes have been changed in rests :

A staff with music notes and music rests of different values.
A staff with music notes and music rests of different values.

 

Note and rest values are not limited to those shown above. There are also a sixteenth note and a sixteenth rest, a thirty-second note and a thirty-second rest, a sixty-fourth note and a sixty-fourth rest!

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Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C Minor
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Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C Minor

Learn Music Rests the Fun Way with the Free Game Music Note Cracker HN

A breakout game to learn the music rests (half rest, quarter rest...) the fun way. When the ball hit a music rest, a music note of equivalent duration (half note, quarter note) comes out.
A breakout game to learn the music rests (half rest, quarter rest…) the fun way. When the ball hit a music rest, a music note of equivalent duration (half note, quarter note) comes out.

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Music Theory

The Staff (or Stave)
Clefs: Treble, Bass, Alto, Tenor
Name of Notes: A B C and DO RE MI