An introduction to music theory
An introduction to music theory

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An introduction to music theory

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Group 1: identifying a single omitted rest in simple time

Activity 1

Which single rest is required at the place marked with the asterisk?

a. 

quaver rest


b. 

crotchet rest


c. 

minim rest


The correct answer is c.

Answer

Since the two crotchets take up the first half of the first bar in 4/4, the second half can have a minim rest.

Activity 2

Which single rest is required at the place marked with the asterisk?

a. 

quaver rest


b. 

crotchet rest


c. 

minim rest


The correct answer is b.

Answer

Since there is already a minim in the second bar, a crotchet rest is needed in 3/4 to make three crotchet beats overall.

Activity 3

Which single rest is required at the place marked with the asterisk?

a. 

semiquaver rest


b. 

quaver rest


c. 

crotchet rest


The correct answer is a.

Answer

The second beat in the first bar already contains a semiquaver together with a quaver. Therefore a semiquaver rest is needed to complete the second beat.

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