I'm reading a book by David Braid — Play Classical Guitar.
Everything is going smoothly until I get to the part on rests, here's the part that confuses me:
Let me first explain what I understand:
When we bind a semibreve rest to a note, that note becomes separate in time for 4 beats (regarding to other notes coming, this notes keeps ringing in the background).
If a crotchet note is binded to a minim rest, it will be separate in time for 2 beats (this note keeps ringing in the background for 2 beats (minim rest)).
The small curved line means the note keeps ringing — don't rest you thumb for infinite time — just don't rest.
(Please correct me if I am wrong)
- In the first bar I can't understand the meaning of having a semibreve note binded with a crotchet rest and attached to the small curve, could you please explain this to me?
What does "separate in time" really mean?
Is the term "keeps ringing" identical to "separate in time"?