Music Notation: Note & Rest Durations

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Commonly-used note and rest durations for your information…

Whole, Half, Quarter, Eight, Sixteenth Notes…

Don’t fuss too much about this as the moment, as we are going to go deep into the music when we explore time and rhythm in later lessons.

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Whole, Half, Quarter, Eight, Sixteenth Rests…

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Note & Rest Equivalents

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Dotted Notes & Rests

A dot placed right after a note head or a rest indicates that it should be played 50% longer than the un-dotted note.

Here are three common examples…

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Triplets

A triplet is three notes played in the same duration as two.

Here are three common examples…

Quarter Note Triplets…

Eighth Note Triplets…

Sixteenth Note Triplets…

learn more… Music Notation: Key Signatures

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