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Dotted Notes


A dot after a note takes the original time-value of the note and lengthens it by half:

Figure 1: A dotted note.

A rest may also be dotted:

Figure 2: A dotted rest.


Double Dotted Note

A double dotted note lengthens the original time-value by three-quarters:

Figure 3: A double dotted note.


Triple Dotted Note

A triple dotted note lengthens the original time-value by seven-eighths:

Figure 3: A triple dotted note.


Also see Note & Rest Values | Tie.


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