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Simon (12 November 2017)
This is how you work out the value of the dotted eighth note.
If your answer was correct, congratulations - you understand how to use dotted notes. If you made a mistake click here to go back to the page explaining how to calculate the value of a dotted note, or close this window if it opened over the question on the previous page.
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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