Rests: Quarter, Half, Whole, Dotted Half Note

Rests: Quarter, Half, Whole, Dotted Half Note Rests (Rhythm Lesson and Exercises No.7-12). Follow the lesson and get the advice as well as the free exercise No.7 provided on the screen. If you want to practice all 60 rhythm exercises check out my Classical Guitar Method Volume 2. Here’s the YouTube Lesson Link if you want to watch it there.

Times and Sections

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 0:47 – Stopping the Sound During Rests
  • 1:14 – Free Exercise No.7 plus Counting and Duration Advice
  • 5:45 – Rests in Repertoire and Exercises
  • 6:16 – Exercise No.8 with Whole Note Rest
  • 6:50 – Exercise No.9
  • 7:12 – Exercise No.10 with Dotted Half Rests
  • 7:47 – Exercise No.11
  • 8:06 – Exercise No.12

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  1. As a beginner guitarist, I found this a really useful exercise. My tutor suggested that I listen to the lessons 8 through 12 and then write the notes, rests, etc onto music paper for later confirmation that I am learning musical notation properly…. and it worked! So thank you for this lesson. Are there any others I should be trying?

    • Well, there are 60 of them in my Volume 2 so you can continue on. I have a video with all of them but also will be taking closer look lessons to clarify concepts throughout this year.