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RESTS
A rest is a character indicating a temporary suspension of sound or pause while playing. There is a rest to correspond with every note, and which has the same value in time as the note.
Sharps, Flats and Naturals
In order io alter the (one or pitch of a note, characters called Sharps, Flats and Naturals are used. A sharpplaced before a note raises it a half tone. A flatplaced before a note lowers it a half tone. A naturalplaced before a note cancels the effect of aon all
the following notes of same name or degree in that bar and restores the note to its original tone.
Example
DOUBLE SHARPS AND DOUBLE PLATS
A double sharpraises a note already made sharp another half tone; and a double flat lowers a note already made flat another half tone. A note that has been doubled sharped or dou­ble flatted is restored to its quality of once sharped or flatted by






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