Dotted Notes and Rests
- A Dot placed after a Note increases its duration by one-half (1/2). (Dotted Note)
- for Example: A Dotted Whole Note is 4 Quarter Notes + 2 Quarter Notes = 6 Quarter Notes or 3 Half Notes in duration.
- A Quarter Note is two 8th Notes, a Dotted Quarter Note is three 8th Notes in Duration since 1/8 is half the value of 1/4.
- Note + 1/2 Notes Value = Dotted Note.
- A Dot placed after a Rest increases its duration by one-half (1/2). (Dotted Rest)
- For example: A Dot placed after a Half Note (2 Quarter Notes) or Half Rest adds 1 Quarter Note in Duration to it, for a total of 3 Quarter Notes in time duration.
Double Dotted Notes and Rests
- A Note that has Two Dots (double Dotted Note) placed after it is increased by the value 1/2 + 1/4.
- For Example: a Half Note is Increased by 1/2 (1 Quarter Note) + 1/4 (1 Eighth Note) = 3 Quarter Notes + 1 Eighth Note in duration.
- In the Notation Examples below, 1 Beat or Count = 1 Quarter Note.
- A Double Dotted Whole Note = 4 Quarter Notes + 2 Quarter Notes + 1 Quarter Note = 7 Quarter Notes
- Double Dots = (1/2 the note value + 1/4 the note value)
Double Dotted Notes Summary
Double Dotted Rests
- For every Double Dotted Note there is the Double Dotted Rest Equivalent.