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Topic: quick question
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posted: 4/19/2003 at 1:14:39 PM ET
the little dot behind a note means what ?
Bari and Alto
posted: 9/11/2003 at 4:41:16 PM ET
The "little dot" means to hold the note a half count longer than what it already is. Example: 2. (dotted half note) this means you hold it out for 2 and a half beats. If you tap your foot this is a down up down up movement.
posted: 9/11/2003 at 8:13:02 PM ET
A dotted half note is 3 beats, not 2 and one half. You are correct that a dot means you add half the original note value onto the note, but a half note has 2 beats.. half of 2 is 1. 2+1=3.
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