This issue has probably been addressed in this forum many, many times, and I would do a search -- but what would I search for? Anyway. I was lookinng through this month's Bass Player's Woodshed and they have this "Cool Groove" thing (this is the first issue I've ever bought, so forgive me if they always have that) and the first measure contains 2 eight notes. No rests, nothing else -- just 2 eight notes. It's in 4/4, and all of the other measures are fine. Is it just assumed that there are rests? I don't exactly have a lot of "training" in sheet music, so I don't know all the things that people writing just assume you should know. Forgive me if this has been addressed recently, I'm just very flustered and I can't think of a search string that wouldn't bring up countless piles of unrelated junk through which I would have to sift to find the answer.