Note values and rests

We start with the note value (how long a tone should sound) in a bar.

Bar no 1 (red figure) shows a empty bar with a G clave (normal treble clave) and the symbol for 4 quarter notes in a bar.
Bar no 2 shows a whole note.
Bar no 3  shows two half notes.
Bar no 4 shows 4 quarter notes.
Bar no 5 shows 8 eighth notes.
Bar no 6 shows 16 sixteenth notes.
Bar no  7-10 shows combinations of different note values. The tone you should play is a D. Under the notes you have TAB values in this example the 3:d line has a value of 0, that means that you should play on the loose 3:d string. Try to play the tone D in the different values that are showed in the example under this text.

Do you want to listen to this example, so click on this midi-file.


Rests, here I show how long it should be quiet in a bar.

Bar no 11 shows a whole note rest.
Bar no 12 shows two half notes rest.
Bar no 13 shows 4 quarter notes rest.
Bar no 14 shows 8 eighth notes rest.
Bar no 15 shows 16 sixteenth notes rest

Of course I can not play only rests ( it should be quiet )

They are more note values and rests than I have showed now, but we start with the simplest first and come back (when I have learned) with the others later.