Category Archives: Rests

How to Read Music – Lesson 17 – Eastman Counting System (Simple Meters)

The Eastman Counting System is a method of counting rhythms using a mixture of numbers and syllables. We will begin learning this system with the simple meters. The 3 basic rules for counting any┬árhythm are: 1. Say the number of … Continue reading

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How to Read Music – Lesson 12 – Rests

A rest is a timed pause, or silence in music. Just as we learned about in Lesson #9 (Rhythmic Values) every note has a specific rhythmic value. The same is true for the rests. They even share the same names. … Continue reading

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