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Posted by debradei 
Reading rest signs
May 08, 2006 05:27PM
HI There

Please can you help me reading the following bar:

4 beat

1st note: quarter note
2nd note: quarter note
3rd note: eight rest sign
4th note: quarter note
5th note: eight rest sign

how will I count the above bar??

and also this one

1st note : quarter note
2nd note: eight rest sign
3rd note: eight note
4th note: eight note
5th note:eight rest sign
6 note: eight rest sign
7 note: quarter note with slur to next bar

and lastly

1st note: dotted quarter note
2nd note: eight note
3rd note: eight note
4th note: eight note rest sign
5th note:eight note rest sign
6th note:eight note again

your help would be appreciated as I'm getting migraines with the above rhythmic dictation.

Thanking you in advance

debradei
Re: Reading rest signs
May 09, 2006 11:42AM
Hi!
You can always break it down into 8th note beats to sort things out -- either counting 1-8, or one-and-two-and-three-and four-and.
Remember, a quarter note = two eighth notes, a dotted quarter = 3 eighths, etc.

See below:

debradei Wrote:
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> 4 beat
>
> 1st note: quarter note
> 2nd note: quarter note
> 3rd note: eight rest sign
> 4th note: quarter note
> 5th note: eight rest sign

so, thinking in 8th notes, with rests in parentheses:
one-two three-four (five) six-seven (eight)

Does that make sense?
Or try it in 4 with "and" on the half-beats:
one-and two-and (three) and-four (and)

> 1st note : quarter note
> 2nd note: eight rest sign
> 3rd note: eight note
> 4th note: eight note
> 5th note:eight rest sign
> 6 note: eight rest sign
> 7 note: quarter note with slur to next bar

one-and (two) and three (and) (four) and
[is that actually a eighth-note at the end? doesn't make sense for it to be a quarter note in 4/4]

> 1st note: dotted quarter note
> 2nd note: eight note
> 3rd note: eight note
> 4th note: eight note rest sign
> 5th note:eight note rest sign
> 6th note:eight note again

one-and-two and three (and) (four) and

Hope this helps!
Rob
Roman
signs
August 09, 2006 12:39AM
what does a rest sign look like again
Re: signs
September 26, 2006 07:06PM
Roman Wrote:
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> what does a rest sign look like again

[www.numbera.com]
(scroll down in the table to see what all of the rests look like -- it shows notes first)

Or just google for something like "music notation rest" to find more examples.
-Rob
Re: Reading the repeat signn
October 29, 2006 09:58AM
What does the repeat sign look like and could you please give me some examples? Thank You
Re: Reading rest signs
November 16, 2006 07:22PM
Google for "music notation repeats" it looks like there are a lot of explanations and pictures out there. :)

Rob
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