35: Rhythm: Rests
Lesson 35: Rhythm: RestsThis lesson teaches how we write and count silence in music, using rests.
Before taking this lesson, you should understand:
A musical rest is like a "silent note". A rest lasts for a certain length of time (beats), like a note does. For each note length (whole note, half note, etc.), there is a matching rest ("whole rest", "half rest", etc.).
So, here are the different rests:
The whole rest (4 beats) is a small black block which hangs below a staff line:
The half rest (2 beats) looks similar to the whole rest, except it sits above a staff line:
The quarter rest (1 beat) is a special squiggle, a bit like a 3 or Z:
The eighth rest (½ beat) looks something like a 7:
The sixteenth rest (¼ beat) is like an eighth rest, but with two flags:
Next: Now that you can read rhythms, you're ready for Melody Rhythm: Rolling Stone.