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The best music theory book for self-study at home available today. Learn how to read and write music in 75 concise lessons you can complete at home. Improve your musical ear with ear-training exercises on 2 included CD's. Test yourself in a review section at the end of each unit. Check your knowledge with the answers in the back of the book.
Quarter rests are those crazy little squiggly-looking symbols that are worth 1 beat of silence.
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
2) Half Note & Half Rest
3) Whole Note & Whole Rest
It’s time to shift gears again and talk about how we organize all these notes and rests to make it easier to read. That’s coming up in the next lesson!
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3 thoughts on “Reading Music #31: Quarter Rests”
Thank you so much, Teresa Rose, for your very easy to follow lessons! I am in my 50s and just learning to play the clarinet. I have been having difficulty understanding some very basic elements but I no longer feel so foggy.