Rests

Rests are markings with a rhythmic value that indicate no note is played for that duration. Each note duration has an equivalent rest, for example, a quarter note rest is different to a sixteenth note rest.

All notes and rests within a bar must add up to the duration of the bar, according to the prevailing time signature. Dorico Pro automatically fills the gaps between notes with implicit rests of the appropriate duration. Therefore, it is usually not necessary to input rests in Dorico Pro.

The table shows some examples of notes and the rests with the equivalent rhythmic value.

Duration

Note

Rest

Half

Quarter

Eighth

Sixteenth