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2.3: Duration of Notes and Rests

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  •  Note Durations

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    Rhythmical Exercise

    Tap your foot and clap your hands twice faster than a foot tap.

    You will clap two eighth notes per one quarter foot tap.

    Experiment with various note durations.

    In a musical score it shows one whole note equals two half-notes, equals four quarter notes equals eight eighth notes.
    Note Durations

    Durations of Rests

    Rests identify measured segments of silence in a piece of music. A rest is an interval of silence in a piece of music, marked by a symbol indicating the length of the pause. Each rest symbol corresponds with a particular note value:

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