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Music Notes and Rests

notes, rests, beats, 4/4
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1 beat
Quarter Note
1 beat
Quarter Rest
4 beats
Whole Note
4 beats
Whole Rest
3 beats
Dotted Half Note
2 beats
Half Note
2 beats
Half Rest
1/2 beats
Eighth Note
1/2 beat
Eighth Note
1/2 beat
Eighth Rest
2 beats
Half Note
1 beat
Quarter Rest
1 beat
Quarter Note
Dot rule
A dot is equal to HALF the value of the note it follows. A dot following a half note is worth 1 beat. A dot following a quarter note is worth 1/2 beat.
4/4 Meter
4 beats in a measure. A quarter note is one beat.
Rest Rule
You don't play during a rest! Don't put the same rest nexts to each other.
A beat is...
A measurement of music.
A note is...
a beat of sound.
A rest is....
a beat of silence. Shhhh!