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Post by Linda Volti on February 15, 2014

At 11:09 you say, "Within one eighth note are two sixteenth notes. The time value doubles." Surely you mean the time value halves since a sixteenth is half of an eighth. Could you please explain.

Rhythmic Notation, Continued

  • A dot next to a note adds HALF of that note's value to itself.  Dotted half note = 3 counts while a dotted quarter note = 1 and 1/2 counts.
  • An eighth note looks like a quarter note with a flag attached to the stem of the note.  It is worth 1/2 of a quarter note.
  • A sixteenth note looks like an eighth note with 2 flags attached to the stem of the note.  It is worth 1/2 of an eighth note.
  • A thirty second note looks like a sixteenth note with 3 flags attached to the stem of the note.  It is worth 1/2 of a sixteenth note.

Rhythmic Notation, Continued

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:07
  • Dotted Half Notes 0:39
    • Dots Add Half of the Note's Beat to Itself
    • Dotted Half Notes = 3 Quarter Notes = 3 Beats
    • Dotted Quarter Notes
    • Having Three Beats in a Measure
    • 3/4 Time Signature = 3 Counts per Measure
  • Dotted Quarter Notes 3:34
    • Eighth Notes Are Half of a Quarter Note
    • Dotted Quarter Notes = 1.5 Beats
  • Eighth Notes 5:56
    • Two Eighth Notes in Every Quarter Note
    • Listening to the Example
  • Dotted Eighth Notes 8:34
    • 1 Eighth Note = 2 Sixteenth Notes
  • Eighth Notes Barred and Separate 9:57
  • Sixteenth Notes 11:00
    • 1 Sixteenth Note = Half of an Eighth Note
  • Dotted Sixteenth Notes 12:43
    • 1 Sixteenth Note = 2 Thirty-Second Notes
  • Sixteenth Notes Barred and Separate 14:27
  • Thirty-Second Notes 16:03
    • Listening to the Example
  • Thirty-Second Notes Barred and Separate 18:25
  • Example 1: Dotted Half Notes 18:51
  • Example 2: Dotted Quarter Notes 19:55
  • Example 3: Eighth Note Combinations 21:13
  • Example 4: Sixteenth Note Combinations 23:16
  • Example 5: Thirty-Second Note Combinations 24:26