half rest definition

  • noun:
    • Music an escape having one half the value of a complete rest.
    • A half remainder is a pause or interval of silence equal in length of time to two one-fourth rests or half of an entire rest. In common or 4/4 time, its length of time is two music.
    • symbolic found in music notation attracted as a solid rectangle straight over the center line of a staff whose height is half the distance between lines.
    • a musical sleep getting the time value of 1 / 2 a complete sleep or equal in period to two beats in accordance time

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