1

enter image description here

The book I'm going through doesn't seem to explain a lot of details. I'm looking at the next example of sheet music but the author doesn't mention or explain a note with a dot next to it.

2
  • Litterally googled your question. Tons of explanations.
    – arminb
    Jan 9, 2018 at 9:07
  • 3
    Sounds like a change of books may be on the cards!
    – Tim
    Jan 9, 2018 at 9:25

1 Answer 1

3

A dot following a note, as in your diagram, increases the length of the note by one half or 50%. So without the dot it would be a quarter note (duration 2 eighth notes) and with the dot it is a quarter note plus an eighth note (duration 3 eighth notes).

As @arminb says you can google this and get lots of answers.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.