Playing Rhythm Guitar: Basics Part 5 – Understanding Rests


Playing guitar is not just about producing sounds. Sometimes there needs to be silence between chords or notes.

This may come as a surprise, but it’s equally as important to know when to play, as it is to know when not to play.

Periods of silence (rests) are often used as a form of musical punctuation.

In this tutorial, we will look at how periods of silence are notated with rests.

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