What Does a Musical Note Tell Us?
A musical note can in itself show only how long or short it is. The same goes for musical rests, or silences.
But when placed on a musical staff notes can also show pitch- or how high or low they should sound, simply by placing the note higher or lower.
So, with note symbols you can show music pitch and note duration (or note values). Or to put it simpler; a musical note on a staff shows both:
- How long the note is.
- How high or low pitch it has.
Here we will take a look at the different note symbols used to show how long or short (duration or note value) a note or rest is.