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Rest Duration

Rest duration is the timing of silence in a measure. It is the length of the pause in a piece of music.

Whole Rest (Semibreve Rest)

A whole rest (American English) or semibreve rest (British English) is a period of silence that occupies the same amount of time as a whole note.

Whole Rest (Semibreve Rest)

Half Rest (Minim Rest)

A half rest (American English) or minim rest (British English) is silence equal to the duration of a half note.

Half Rest (Minim Rest)

Quarter Rest (Crotchet Rest)

A quarter rest (American English) or crotchet rest (British English) is silence equal to the duration of a quarter note.

Quarter Rest (Crotchet Rest)

Eighth Rest (Quaver Rest)

An eighth rest (American English) or quaver rest (British English) is silence equal to the duration of an eighth note.

Eighth Rest (Quaver Rest)

 

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Sixteenth Rest (Semiquavers Rest)

A sixteenth rest (American English) or semiquavers rest (British English) is silence equal to the duration of a sixteenth note.

Sixteenth Rest (Semiquavers Rest)

Summary of Different Rest Types and Their Relationships to Each Other

Here is a summary of the different rest types and their relationship to each other:
a summary of the different rest types and their relationship to each other

 

Note Duration & The Different Note Types

 

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