The <rest> element

Parent element: <note>

The <rest> element indicates notated rests or silences. A <rest> element is usually empty, but placement on the staff can be specified using <display-step> and <display-octave> elements.


In this order (Optional)


Name Type Required? Description
measure yes-no No If yes, this indicates this is a complete measure rest.


This element is used in the following examples:

<double>, <except-voice>, <forward>, <glissando> (Multiple), <grouping>, <instrument-change>, <laughing>, <link>, <measure-repeat>, <pedal> (Symbols), <principal-voice>, <rest>, <slash>, <tap>, <tied>, Tutorial: Après un rêve, Tutorial: Percussion