Identifying Notes and Rests To play or not to play After learning the symbols to starting a new composition, we continue with the symbols that make up the actual music, notes and rests. The notes are placed on the lines […]


Rests Symbols of Silence Like notes, rests are placed on the lines and spaces of the staff. Depending upon the symbol used, rests tell the performer when not to play and how long to remain silent. Also like notes, while […]


Embellishment of Tones Add one dose of sweetener and stir gently. Embellishments are the musical symbols instructing the performer to embellish or add to the actual written notes and instruction. Through embellishment, the performer can add more style to the […]