Dotted Note on a Half Note
In this example, the Dotted Note was put on a Half Note, and this made it the length of a Half Note + a Crotchet, because the Crotchet is equal to half the length of the Half Note.
The Dotted Note is equivalent to a note tied to another with half of its value. Please, look at this following example. This time on Crotchet:
Dotted Note on a Crotchet
In this case, the crotchet was added to an 8th note, because the 8th note has half of the duration of a Crotchet.
The Dotted Note we have seen until now is called Simple. The Double Dotted Note is the one that adds half + a quarter of the value of the note. See it below:
Double Dotted Note
To the Half Note, in this case, a Crotchet + an 8th note were added. Notice that the 8th note is half of the value of a Crotchet, so it represents 1/4 of the value of a Half Note.
You can also see the example of a Double Dotted Note on a Crotchet, keeping the same reasoning:
There also exists a Triple Dotted Noted, which means the note + 1/2 +1/4 + 1/8 of the note. The idea is the same that we have seen until now:
Triple Dotted Note
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