A dot that is placed after a note or rest indicates a change in its duration. The dot adds half of the value of the note or rest to itself. For example, a dotted half note gets 3 beats. To illustrate, the value of a half note is 2, half of 2 is 1 so 2 + 1 = 3. The table below lists the type of dotted note/rest and its duration.
Dotted Notes and Rests
|Dotted Notes and Rests|
|whole note||whole rest||6|
|half note||half rest||3|
|quarter note||quarter rest||1 1/2|
|eighth note||eighth rest||3/4|
|sixteenth note||sixteenth rest||3/8|