I'm reading the book of David Braid - Play Classical Guitar, everything goes smoothly until I get the Rests part :
Here the part that confuses me :
Let me explain first what I understood :
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 on the background ).
If a crotchet note is bind to minim rest it will be separate in time for 2 beats ( this notes keeps ringing on the background for 2 beats (Minim rest) ).
The small curved line means keeps ringing - don't rest you thumb for infinite time - just don't rest.
( Please Correct me if am wrong )
- In the first bar i can't understand the meaning of having Semibreve note binded with crotchet rest and attached to the small curve, could you please explain to me?
1) What "separate in time" really mean?
2) Is the term "keeps ringing" identical to "separate in time" ?