I recently decided that I finally want to learn musical notation and I'm stuck. I'm not sure how to divide notes so that my sheet would be easy to read. I think the subdivisions should be clearly visible and I'm not quite sure if I'm not generating too many ties in places where, for example, I could put a dotted note. It would be fantastic if I could get any feedback on my transcription of this simple melody.
@BruceFields pointed out that this melody comes from a song titled "When the Saints Go Marching In" and I should have written the rhythm differently. If I understood it correctly it should look like this.
While he's absolutely right my question was more about dotted notes vs tied notes in a situation like below.