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question on dotted notes?

Post by klixonnylle on Tue May 05, 2009 3:28 pm

hello there.. a dotted note adds one haft of the beat.. i just wanna ask if the note that has a dot under or above it is a dotted note?? im confused of it,, Thanks..
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Re: question on dotted notes?

Post by Admin Andrew on Tue May 05, 2009 5:59 pm

hey Smile dotted notes are only dots on the right side of the note the dot adds and extra 50% to the note that is being doted. Smile

a dot above or below the note would show you that you need to play the note staccato (sharply detached)

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Re: question on dotted notes?

Post by klixonnylle on Wed May 06, 2009 6:05 am

ahhh Its a staccato.. now i know.. Thanks For helping..
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Re: question on dotted notes?

Post by Christopher Pilcher on Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:54 pm

Mmmm, just this evening I was looking at this with a friend: in Sinding's Russell of Spring where we found a note (semiquaver), followed by two dots to the right. And we worked it out thus:
A semiquaver is an eight-th note.
The first dot then is a sixteen-th note i.e. a semiquaver.
The second dot must be a thirthysecond-th note i.e. a demisemiquaver.
Doing the maths we then have:
1/8+1/16+1/32=7/32
Sure enough the next note (tied to the double dotted semiquaver), was there with it's three little tails - a demisemiquaver - our missing 1/32.
Thus we had our full "other" 1/4 note for the 2/4 time signature.

No wonder I did not understand this when I was first taught at age eleven. Actually my first teacher did not even try and ,I think when I
stopped lessons aged fifteen I may have had only a vague idea - I prefered to take a crochet as my basic note and totally disreguard time signaturers.

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Re: question on dotted notes?

Post by Klavier on Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:48 am

Two dots to the right of one note..? Shocked

I don't think they ever write that in sheet music, sure its not the repeat sign? That is two dots. Question
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Re: question on dotted notes?

Post by Matthieu Stepec on Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:15 pm

@Klavier: no, Christopher is right. I also learned that, a long, long time ago... And for instance the Appassionata sonate by Beethoven starts with such notes Wink
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