About the different sounds, the properties of musical sound you probably read much on the pages in this section. But music, music is composed not only of the sounds. A very important part of them are the breaks. Greek "pausis" means the termination of a break. The so-called temporary silence, sounding termination arising between movements between sections within a single part, or in some element of the music. For example, in one or more of the instruments in the orchestral work; the role of singer or, on the contrary, in the accompaniment of a song or songs; one of the voices of a polyphonic composition, etc. As the duration of the sounds, the duration of pauses is measured and is depicted in notes with symbols:
As the notes point to the right of the pause icon increases its duration by half. If the pause lasts for more than one measure, on it put a corresponding number, for example:
Simultaneous pause all the members of the ensemble or orchestra duration of at least a beat called the General paused and indicated abbreviated Latin letters G. R.