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Hi can someone please tell me if I have written either of these correctly? If not please can someone correct me. Thank you!

EDIT: In case the question was not clear to anybody let me rephrase:

Can anyone point out any errors in the written notation?

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    While the title asks for 32nd notes and rests, I don't see 32nd rests. Where are they supposed to be? Could you maybe edit your picture and highlight the notes and rests in question with an arrow or similar? – Arsak Oct 29 '19 at 19:00
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    Top staff, beat 3, too many notes? It looks like you have 16th note, dotted 8th rest, and 2 32nd notes. That's 5 16ths worth in the space of 4. – ibonyun Oct 29 '19 at 19:15
  • As always - online Dolmetsch list of musical symbols. Or any introductory page on music notation. – Carl Witthoft Oct 30 '19 at 13:53

That's almost correct. The flags on the first note on the third quarter of the first bar should go to the right, and if it's supposed to be a 16th note (it's hard to decipher) there's no need for a dot on the rest immediately after. The second bar would be easier to read if you combined the two 16th rests into one 8th rest.

  • To me the note in the first bar on the 3rd quarter that has the flags in the wrong side looks rather like a 16th than a 32nd. But maybe my mobile screen is too small for proper identification... – Arsak Oct 29 '19 at 18:57
  • @Arsak You're right, it could be a 16th. I updated my answer. – PiedPiper Oct 29 '19 at 19:21
  • Thank you for interpreting the question correctly even if I didn't explain myself as clearly as I could have :) – armani Oct 31 '19 at 11:49
  • Actually, the two 16th rests are correct, and it would be incorrect to combine them into one 8th rest. We may write syncopated notes, but we don't write syncopated rests. If you'd had an 8th rest, that would've occupied part of the first half, and part of the second half, of the 3rd beat. This isn't allowed. Instead, the two 16th notes are correct. – Rosie F Oct 31 '19 at 11:57
  • @RosieF I didn't say they were incorrect, just that in this kind of situation, within a beat and under a beam, a syncopated rest (even though it might be considered 'incorrect') is easier to read. – PiedPiper Oct 31 '19 at 15:06

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