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

Music notation with a symbol that looks something like a "7", the symbol is marked with a circle and an arrow

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

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    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, 2016 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.

I suggest you bookmark the following page for future reference: Musical symbols.

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