Learn the fundamentals of rhythmic counting from globe-trotting percussionist, Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). In this music theory lesson, gain a deeper understanding of how to recognize, count, feel, and write rhythm in modern music with the introduction of musical rests in all forms. Matt focuses on teaching you when not to play, but to still keep counting with a rest, or a pause in the music. He shows you the whole rest, half rest, quarter rest, eighth rest, sixteenth rest, and thirty-second rest and describes what each of these look like and what they mean. This lesson is just one of many music theory tutorials exploring the study of the language of music here at Music School Online. Learn music theory at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.