Have a Rest: The Symbols of Quiet

A lot of things that we do in music notation is fastidious. When we have chromatic scales


Listen to that. Listen to that glorious sound.

If you’re alone in the library, or like me and enjoy your own company, you would have heard silence. The beautiful, incomprehensible sound of nothing has its place in music, and if your John Cage, it could be a whole musical piece by itself.

But if you’re not John Cage…

In music, sometimes we take a break. But to be able to show the player when and where to rest, we have symbols. It’s like a language

The Rests of Music Notation

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