In the spirit of everyone learning from one another, I offer this.

In music theory, there are notes and there are rest. It is common to say "quarter note rest," but that is NOT technically correct.

I believe that most musicians that say "quarter note rest" actually mean "quarter rest." I made this mistake for years until a seasoned music educator caught me saying it and sternly corrected me. I was ignorant. Don't be like me. Know the difference.

Have a good day,