The Dotted Quarter Note 1


The addition of the dotted quarter note in our playing is very exciting! This will open up even more opportunities when reading music. So, let’s get started!

The Dot

If you need a reminder about the dot and how it works, click here. Once you are clear concerning the definition of the dot, then go ahead and continue with the lesson below.

The Dotted Quarter Note

Dotted Quarter

1 dotted quarter note and three 8th notes are equal in value:

Dotted Quarter equals 3 8ths

In addition, 1 dotted quarter note is equal to a quarter and an 8th note:

Dotted Quarter equals 1 quarter 1 8th