There are basically 3 categories of music rhythm symbols.
1) The Notes
2) The Rests
3) The Time Signatures
This page focuses on what these symbols are, how many counts the symbols get, and how to use them in context. If you're not really sure what all this rhythm stuff is, check out the what is rhythm page first. Now onto the symbols.
First we'll start with the notes. Each note is written a specific way
to let you know how long to hold it. Think of it in terms of a drum
beat. Each beat of the drum is a count. You need to hold certain notes
certain amounts of counts.
Dotted Half Note
Dotted Quarter Note
The next of the music rhythm symbols are rests. Rests are the places
where you don't play or hold a note. They are places of silence. Here
Type of Rest
Those arel the basic music rhythm symbols. If you want to find out how to use them, check out the rhythm lessons next. Happy playing!