There are also symbols to represent silence with the value of eighth notes (quaver) and sixteenth notes (semiquaver):

Note Rest

Some examples using rests. Sixteenth notes (semiquaver) below the written notes indicate the subdivision in four equal parts of the beat:

Develop your music reading skills with the Rhythmic Dictation exercise.

Translated by Dan Román, revised by Sue Talley.

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