Basic Music Theory.  Copyright Neil Hawes 1998
Rest lengths

English nameUSA name ExampleComments
Semibreve restWhole note rest Also used for a whole bar or measure rest,
even if the bar is not a semibreve long
Minim restHalf note rest
Crotchet restQuarter note rest The second is uncommon now
except in some hand-written scores
Quaver restEighth note rest
Semiquaver restSixteenth note rest
Demisemiquaver restThirty-second note rest
Hemidemisemiquaver restSixty-fourth note rest Very rare
Breve restDouble whole note rest Pretty unusual, but sometimes also
used to indicate a whole bar or measure rest

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