Beginner needs help.


Junior Member
Hi guys... begginer trying to learn from the basics and fell at the first hurdle! Just need some guidance on 'rest' notes. I understand them being on their own with nothing being play with them which is obviously a rest but I just can't understand them being with a snare and a hi hat... Does that mean just the bass is rested or everything rested for that particular count? Sorry for being a noob haha cheers in advance!


Yeah, it simply means the bass note has a rest on that count, however the other two notes you see are played!

No need to be sorry for being a noob :p We all started somewhere!

Welcome to the drumming community!


Gold Member
Yeah that would be a quarter rest, so if it's eighth notes, you would rest for two eighth notes on that line.