In this lesson, our instructor Laura Ryan continues her introduction to rhythmic notation. She opens the video with an explanation of dotted notes, including dotted half, quarter, and eighth notes. Laura then transitions into shorter notes, including sixteenth and thirty-second notes.
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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