The 8th Rest 5 HB


Flip It Over

Let’s switch it around so the eighth rest is on the downbeat and the eighth note is on the upbeat:

counting 8th rests and notes 1&2&3&4& border

Turn on the metronome (♩=60) and see if you can count this measure out loud saying 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &. Once you have tried, watch the video below to check your answer:

Notice how the eighth notes are on the “&” of each beat.


Now, we’ll sing the notes only, but continue to think of the rests as you sing. Give it a try and then check your answer in the video below.