Music Theory Education


4. Rests Exercises

rests exercises

Grade 1 exercise 4 rests


Rests Exercises

 Musical rests are a very important part of any composition, rests are used to show beats of silence.

 Musicians whilst playing observe the rests symbol instruction to pause the playing period of that
 particular note value.
 There are many shapes of rests, just like there are many shapes of notes..

 Like notes have a different shape. so musical rests have different shapes, each kind of rest is worth
 different values.


Give the names of these rests



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To continue with this exercise you will find it on page 11 of the exercise book.
The complete exercise can be viewed within music theory exercise grade one

Rests are used to indicate beats of silence, when music is being played there are times when the composer requires
one or more beats of silence. It maybe just one or two beats in one bar, or it could be a full bar of silence or more.

Whatever is required the composer shows the silence by using music symbols called rests.
There are many shapes of rests, just like there are many shapes of notes.


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