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Notes and Rests

  • Different note shapes determine the lengths of sounds in music.
  • Different rest shapes determine the lengths of silence in music.
  • The names of the notes and rests correspond to how much of a beat the note or the rest is to last.

Here are the different notes and their corresponding rests:

whole note notes and rests whole rest
half note half rest
quarter note quarter rest
eighth note eighth rest
sixteenth note sixteenth rest
thirty-second note thirty-second rest