This is how you work out the value of the dotted eighth note.
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Remember: The dot takes half the value of the note.
In the case of the dotted quaver (eighth note) this means the dot takes
a quarter of a beat. Adding this to the original value of the note
(half a beat) we get three quarters of a beat.
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