4.1 Notes, rests and accidentals

 

Category: Elementary music theory | Tags: Notes, rests and accidentals

In this chapter you will learn about the sixteenth note and rest, and about the dotted eighth note. You will also learn about the triplet.

1. Sixteenth note and rest

 

In musical notation, note values are always twice as long or twice as short in relation to each other. The sixteenth note is twice as fast as an eighth note. Two sixteenth notes equals one eighth note. Four sixteenth notes equals one quarter note.

zestiendenoot zestiendenoot Ch.4.1 Notes, rests and accidentals | Musictheory.education sixteenth note note played for half the value of an eighth note; four sixteenth notes have the same duration as one quarter note.
zestienderust zestienderust Ch.4.1 Notes, rests and accidentals | Musictheory.education sixteenth rest rest played for half the value of an eighth rest; four sixteenth rests have the same duration as one quarter rest.

 

Example

How are multiple sixteenth notes notated?

note example

2. Dotted eighth note

 

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3. Triplet

 

triool triool Ch.4.1 Notes, rests and accidentals | Musictheory.education triplet a group of three notes to be performed in the time of two.