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PLSSSSSSS  In music, a dotted note has  the duration of the original note. What fraction of a whole note is a dotted eighth note? Note: An eighth note is one-eighth of a whole note (as the name suggests).

 Jan 18, 2022
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A dotted note actually has the duration of one and a half of the original  (not as you have said)

 

I will assume you are talking 4 4 otherwise known as common time.

 

An eighth note is a quaver worth 1/2 a beat.   A half of a half is 1/4  that is a semiquaver.

1/2  +  1/4 =  3/4

 

 

So a doted quaver (or doted 8th note) is worth 3/4 of a beat.   

(remembering that there are 4 beats in a whole note - which is a semibreve)

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And     3 /4 of 1/4 = 3/16     

So a dotted quaver is a dotted eigth note and is worth 3/16 of a whole note.  (3/16 of a semibreve)

 

Maybe this will help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK0V54_E0bk

 Jan 18, 2022
edited by Melody  Jan 18, 2022
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In music, a dotted note has  the duration of the original note. 

 

You misspoke there. 

A dot adds duration to the original note, the addition being half the original note. 

In other words, the duration of a dotted note becomes 150% of what it was without the dot. 

 

 

What fraction of a whole note is a dotted eighth note?   

 

Boiling it down to terms simple enough for me to understand,

1/8 is 2/16,   half of 2/16 is 1/16,   2/16 + 1/16 = 3/16.   

 

Thus, a dotted 1/8 note is 3/16 of a whole note, in those terms. 

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 Jan 18, 2022

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