They are the quiet counterpart to quarter notes.
In fact, do you remember the conversation we had in an earlier lesson about the importance of both sound and silence in music?
Well, let’s review it again now that you have learned a few notes and rests.
Notes vs Rests
Every note (sound) in music has a corresponding rest (silence).
They have the same name and they even share the same value (total number of beats or counts). Review the lesson on note values.
Here’s a quick list:
1) Quarter Note & Quarter Rest