## How do you teach dotted notes?

What Are Some Effective Ways to Teach Dotted Rhythms?

1. Have students tap the tactus with the heels of their feet.
2. While keeping the pulse with the heels of their feet, have students chant a series of beat equivalents.
3. Add notation of quarter notes as students continue to keep the pulse and chant.

### What is the effect of a dotted note?

A dot that is placed after the note to indicate a change in the duration of a note. The dot adds half of the value of the note to itself. For example, a dotted half note gets 3 beats – value of a half note is 2, half of 2 is 1 so 2 + 1 = 3.

How long do you hold a dotted note?

A dotted whole note is equal to a whole note (semibreve) tied to a half note (minim). In other words if a basic note lasts one beat, the corresponding dotted one lasts one and a half beats. If it last two beats the dotted note lasts 3 beats.

What does a dotted note add?

A dot written after a note adds one-half of the note’s value to the original note’s value. A quarter note equals one beat. A dot after the quarter note adds ½ beat (½ of the original value). A dotted quarter note equals 1½ beats.

## What is a dotted eighth note?

A dotted eighth note will be extended to equal the duration of three sixteenth notes. Again, sixteenths are the next smaller duration after eighths. A dotted half note is equal to the same duration as three quarter notes. Dots can be applied to rests as well as notes.

### What is a dotted quaver worth?

A dotted quaver lasts for three-quarters of a beat because half of a quaver (half beat) is a semiquaver (quarter beat). A dot at the side of a note increases its length by half of the value of the note.

What is the value of a dotted eighth rest?

three-quarters
The dotted eighth rest creates silence for three-quarters of a beat.

What note value gets the beat in 12 16?

Examples of Compound Meter

Meter Name Meter Types Example
Compound quadruple 12/2, 12/4, 12/8, 12/16 Using, 12/8, here are 12 eighth notes in a measure. The beats are grouped into 4 groups of 3 eighth notes

## How to write simple rhythms with dotted notes?

In part two you will be counting simple rhythms using the “dot”. Part three asks you to write simple rhythms using dotted notes. By completing this worksheet you will be practicing counting more complex rhythms. A dot after any note is equal to _____________ the value of the note being dotted.

### Which is part of the dotted notes worksheet?

This Dotted Notes Worksheet PDF is a follow up to the music theory article on dotted notes. Part one is a “Fill in the blanks” section. In part two you will be counting simple rhythms using the “dot”. Part three asks you to write simple rhythms using dotted notes. By completing this worksheet you will be practicing counting more complex rhythms.

When to use a crescendo in a dotted rhythm?

Instead of thinking of it as a notated rhythm, we can think of a long note (with or without a pause) followed by one, two, three or more grace notes played very fast and very light. If we have several fast notes, we can allow a crescendo so that they lead to the next long note.

Why are dotted notes important in music theory?

Dotted notes are an essential part of music theory. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to write so many rhythms and music would be very restrictive. If you have any more questions about them post a comment below.

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