The 𝅝 rest hangs down; the 𝅗𝅥 rest remains on the surface. (Imagine the rest of greater value is the heavier.)
The 𝅘𝅥 rest turns to the right (mnemonic: cRotchet—Right; or quaRter Note—Right); the 𝅘𝅥𝅮 rest 𝄾 turns to the left.
In addition to the above there is the double‐note rest, occupying the whole space between two lines—𝄺.
Also, the whole‐note rest is used as a whole‐measure rest, irrespective of the actual time‐value of the measure.
A silence of several measures is often indicated thus (or in some similar way):Rests can be dotted and doubly dotted, as notes are, and with the same effect: this, however, is less commonly done.
See also note values.