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I've gotten a new song from my music teacher though, she never mentioned anything about this symbol.

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I'm rather new, can anyone explain to me what this represents?

  • The Elephant Song! I learned to play it when I was trying to learn Thai, and it's what I play at parties when everybody (me included) is a bit drunk. Meeting it here was an unexpected pleasure. Chaang chaang chaang! – TonyK Nov 14 '16 at 1:23
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That's an eighth note (quaver) rest. If you know how to play the quarter note (crotchet) rest in the previous measure, then it's the same thing, just half as long.

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