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).
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)
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.
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.