A half (minim) rest is drawn as a filled-in rectangle sitting on top of the middle line of the musical staff. It looks like a hat. It’s height is half the distance between lines. It looks similar to a whole rest, but the difference is that it sits above the third line while the whole rest hangs from the fourth line.
What does a half rest look like in band?
A whole rest, which appears like a hat turned up, is also called a semibreve rest. It is the silent equivalent of the value of a whole note, a half rest (upside-down hat) is the silent equivalent to the value of a half note.
What is half rest?
Half note rest: Also called a half rest or minim rest, this rest covers half of an entire bar of 4/4. It is one half the length of a whole rest. On a five-line musical staff, a half rest hovers just above the middle line.
How do you write a half note rest?
Youtube quote: So the half rest is basically we're taking the whole note which look like a circle. And we're adding a line either going up or a line going down and by adding that line.
How many beats does a half rest look like?
Half Rest. A half rest receives two beats of silence. It looks like a top hat and always sits on the staff line.
What is value of half rest?
Half note and rest = 2 beats. Whole note and rest = 4 beats. (The whole rest however, has “double duty”, it is worth a whole measure of silence, whatever the time signature says.)