Rest 1-4

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RestNoteNameBeatsGrade
Whole rest41
Half rest21
Quarter rest11
8 rest1/21

Dotted rest

A dot placed after the rest or note increases the rest by half.

Dotted restNotesQuarter beatsGrade
+4 + 2 = 61
+2 + 1 = 31
+1 + 1/2 = 1 1/21

Double dotting

A double dot placed after the rest or note means that the second dot is half the duration of the first dot.

Dotted restNotesQuarter beatsGrade
++4 + 2 + 1 = 71
++2 + 1 + 1/2 = 3 1/21

Practice 1