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.
Do you want to listen to
this example, so click on this
Rests, here I show how long it should be quiet in a bar.
Bar no 11 shows a whole
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.