Double dotted half note value

What value do I give to a half note followed by two dots?

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Dec 03, 2015

by: Simon


The first dot is worth half the value of the note, so in this case the half note is worth 2 counts and the first dot is worth 1 (half of 2).

The second dot is worth half the value of the first dot - so in this case ½ count.

So the double dotted half note is worth 3½ counts. [2 (the note value) + 1 (first dot value) + ½ (second dot value).

Hope this has helped.

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