Term Definition
Quarter note
Quarter rest –
Half note –
Half rest –
Whole note – receives four beats of sound
Whole rest – receives four beats of silence
Eighth note – receives ? a beat of sound
Eighth rest – receives ? a beat of silence
Sixteenth note – receives ? a beat of sound
Sixteenth rest – receives ? a beat of silence
Staff – five lines and four spaces where music is written
Measure – the space between the barlines
Bar line – a symbol that separates the notes into measures
Time signature – a symbol that indicates how many beats are in each measure
Key signature – indicates where the tonic is located
Double bar line – indicates the end of a song or a section of a song

Treble clef – indicates notes higher than middle C
Bass clef – indicates notes lower than middle C
Step – moving from one note to the next without skipping any notes
Skip – moving from one note to the next while skipping only one note
Leap – moving from one note to the next while skipping more than one note
Tonic – the home note
Line note – a note that has a line going through the notehead

Space note – a note that is between two lines on the staff
Grand staff – a staff that is created when two staves are joined together

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