6 Sound lengths are called note duration or notes Sound lengths are called note duration or notes. There are two types of note duration: Notes and Rests. Each note has a specific length assigned to it when it is in a specific time signature.
7 Whole NoteThis is a whole note, it gets 4 beats when in common time.
8 Half NoteThis is a half note. It gets 2 beats in common time.
9 Quarter NoteThis is a quarter note. It gets one beat in common time.
10 Eighth NoteThis is an Eighth Note. It gets ½ of a beat in common time.
11 Two Eighth NotesSometimes two or more eighth notes are connected and look like this.
12 Sixteenth NoteThis is a sixteenth note. It gets ¼ of a beat in common time.
13 Multiple Sixteenth Notes Four sixteenth notes look like this.
14 Whole RestThis is a whole rest. It gets four beats of silence.
15 Half RestThis is a half rest. It gets two beats of silence.
16 Quarter RestThis is a quarter rest. It gets one beat of silence.
17 Eighth RestThis is an eighth rest. It gets ½ beat of silence.
18 Sixteenth RestThis is a sixteenth rest. It gets ¼ beat of silence.
19 Can you remember each note name and how many beats it gets? Let’s ReviewCan you remember each note name and how many beats it gets?