half rest

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a musical rest having the time value of half a whole rest or equal in duration to two beats in common time

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Half my brain stays alert so I can breathe and look out for danger while the other half rests.
Rhythm Menagerie begins with quarter- and half-note rhythms, and progresses through whole and half rests, eighth notes and eighth rests, ending with dotted quarter notes.
Liechti said that the swifts survive on airborne plankton, and that most probably they nod off only for seconds, or only one half of their brain is used while the other half rests.