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Name: Duration: Rest Length
ID: m11887
Language: English (en)
Summary: In standard music notation, rests of different lengths have different shapes.
Subject: Arts
Keywords: duration, eighth rest, half rest, music, music notation, quarter rest, rests, whole rest
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (
Copyright Holders: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (
Maintainers: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (

Latest version: 1.9 (history)
First publication date: Apr 5, 2004 11:07 am -0500
Last revision to module: Jan 18, 2013 1:00 pm -0600


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Version History

Version: 1.9 Jan 18, 2013 1:00 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
updated links

Version: 1.8 Mar 11, 2011 8:01 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
removed from survey

Version: 1.7 Apr 12, 2010 9:03 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
linked to survey

Version: 1.6 Jan 5, 2010 8:13 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Added Google analytics code

Version: 1.5 Oct 2, 2008 9:18 am -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
added whole-measure-rest info

Version: 1.4 Mar 7, 2007 11:03 am -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
added outline eps and svg files

Version: 1.3 Dec 15, 2006 4:20 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
added explanation of rests as placeholders

Version: 1.2 Mar 1, 2006 11:33 am -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Updated figures

Version: 1.1 Apr 5, 2004 11:18 am -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
breaking up "duration" into smaller modules

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