When I was a little girl learning piano, I always got things mixed up. I didn’t understand time signatures, notes were nice, but I never used them, and I couldn’t keep whole and half rests straight. That was until I thought of a way to remember them. As it turns out, a lot of teachers use the same method to distinguish whole and half rests! I thought it was my own little thing.
I’ve always taught my students this way to remember the difference in whole and half rests, drawing little flowers and hats in their theory book. One day I decided to make a poster I could give to beginners or anyone who got them mixed up. I had lots of fun making it. I drew everything myself for this poster, so I can’t blame the clip art on anyone else!