I am preparing for a music school entry exam and I am given following problem:
In the following example, place the missing rest symbols in the brackets. It's possible, that you have to write down multiple rest symbols. Also, write the rest symbols according to the convention of the given time signature.
It's easy to calculate the missing rest values:
Bar 1: 1/8-rest
Bar 2: 5/16-rest
Bar 3: 6/16-rest
Bar 4: 3/8-rest
However, I am wondering about the words convention of the given time signature. Is there a principle which also applies to other time signatures, for example 7/8 time signature or 3/4 time signature?
I would write the following:
To me, it seems, this would be the easiest to read. Including, that each rest combined with a note is equal to a 1/4 value. (Except for Bar 1.) Is this right, or is it bad practice to put a dotted 1/8 rest after the 1/16 note?
Is the following better?
Now, I feel like, this second approach seems to be a bit more readable? :-)
Lastly, getting rid of the last dotted rest: