Music Symbols

quarter note

1 beat

quarter rest

1 beat of silence

whole note

4 beats

half note

2 beats

half rest

2 beats of silence

eighth note

1/2 beat

eighth rest

1/2 beat of silence

whole rest

4 beats of silence

bass clef

Clef for low pitches/voiceF clef

treble clef

This is the clef used for notes in the higher pitch ranges; G clef.

sixteenth note

1/4 beat

measures and bar lines

Segment of music corresponding to specific number of beats