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I need to change a simple piece from 9/8 to 9/4. Do I only need to double the values for each note? (Ex. quarter to half note & eighth to quarter?) And what would I do to change a dotted quarter in 9/8 to 9/4?

marked as duplicate by Dom, Todd Wilcox, dwoz, Neil Meyer, Tim H Nov 2 '15 at 12:40

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  • The answer is the exact same as your other question. – Dom Nov 2 '15 at 2:15
  • What about for dotted notes? (I'm quite new to this, I'm sorry) – Mary Ramirez Nov 2 '15 at 2:16
  • Double the value which will typically be the note value above it dotted. A dotted not adds half the vale of the note. – Dom Nov 2 '15 at 2:18
  • you only just asked this exact question.... – dwoz Nov 2 '15 at 4:14
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A dotted note doubled is the same as a regular note doubled it just retains its dot.

So in essence a crotchet doubled is a minim and a dotted crotchet doubled is a dotted minim.

Doubling of a note without a dot

Doubling of a note with a dot.

So in compound time if you want to go dotted crotchet beats to dotted minim beats the quavers will become crotchets. crotchets minims and if anything has a dot it become the note doubled with a dot.

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