|Location on the staff determines the pitch of a note.|
This page is about duration. The time signature tells
how these durations relate to the beat.
|HOW TO REMEMBER|
If a whole rest were a hat, with its attached line as the brim, it could be full.
A half rest's hat is empty!
A tie joins notes together. This is always used when a note's duration extends across a bar line.
A dot extends a note's, or a rest's, duration by half; a double dot by another quarter!
This chart shows the relative value of common notes and rests. To know how they relate to the beat one would have to consider the time signature.
Notice that notes with flags are often barred together when adjacent: