RESTS
Like musical notes, RESTS are placed on the Staff to show musicians when NOT to play at certain parts of a song. A rest is a period of silence held for the duration of the value of the rest itself.

The following table provides a list of Rests commonly used in music.
Rests
Value
American Name
English Name
1/2
Double Whole Rest Breve
1
Whole Semi-Breve
2
Half Minim
4
Quarter Crotchet
8
Eighth Quaver
16
Sixteenth Semiquaver
32
Thirty-second Demisemiquaver
64
Sixty-fourth Hemidemisemiquaver
128
One-Twenty-Eighth Semihemidemisemiquaver
multirest

Multi-rest or multiple measure rest: where a number of bars contain only rests, in instrumental parts (and sometimes in scores), the bars are 'collected' together and shown as a single bar contain a rest together with the number of consecutive bars given by a large number placed centrally above the staff over the single bar.



DOTTED   REST  VALUES

A DOT placed after a Note or Rest increases the length by one-half (1/2) of its Original value.

A Second DOT increases the length by one-half (1/2) of the value of the First Dot plus one-half of the Original Note or Rest Value.



For Rests, Dots are placed in the third (3rd) space of the Staff.


 
 




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