# What is the rule for dotted notes?

## What is the rule for dotted notes?

A dot that is placed after the note to indicate a change in the duration of a note. The dot adds half of the value of the note to itself. For example, a dotted half note gets 3 beats – value of a half note is 2, half of 2 is 1 so 2 + 1 = 3.

## Are dotted notes syncopation?

Syncopation is giving an emphasis on the weak or the ‘off’ beat. Syncopation adds interest and excitement through unexpected accented notes. This happens through the use of rests, ties, dotted notes or some combination of the three.

How many beats is a dotted whole note?

6 beats
A dotted whole note equals 6 beats,but it all depends what time signature you playing a dotted whole note in. In a 6/4 time signature a dotted whole note would equal 6 beats.

What happens to a note rest if there’s a dot on it?

A dot, placed after a note or rest on the stave, indicates that the note length or rest length is increased by half the original length of the note or rest. In arithmetical terms, this means that the note or rest is 150% of its normal value, or 1.5 times.

### How much is a dotted minim worth?

A dotted minim lasts for 3 beats because half of a minim (2 beats) is a crotchet (1 beat).

### How much is a dotted semiquaver worth?

Dotted Semiquavers (Dotted Sixteenth Notes) A semiquaver or sixteenth note, has the value of 1/4 of a beat.

How many counts is a dotted note?

A dot written after a note adds one-half of the note’s value to the original note’s value. A quarter note equals one beat. A dot after the quarter note adds ½ beat (½ of the original value). A dotted quarter note equals 1½ beats.

Are dotted rhythms syncopated?

When syncopation occurs, musical emphasis is either partially, or completely, placed on the offbeats rather than the onbeats. Syncopation can occur for a few beats, or for the entire piece. The following dotted rhythms often facilitate syncopation.

#### What is a dotted whole note is worth?

A dotted whole note equals 6 beats,but it all depends what time signature you playing a dotted whole note in. In a 6/4 time signature a dotted whole note would equal 6 beats. But in a time signature with the denominator of 8 the value of a dotted note changes.