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Music Theory Worksheet - Lesson 14: Dotted Quarter Notes

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Lesson 14: Dotted Quarter Notes Music Theory Worksheet

This free music theory worksheet introduces the dotted quarter note.  It shows what a dotted quarter note looks like and how to count them.  A dot written after a note adds one-half of the note's value to the original note's value.  A dotted quarter note looks like a quarter note with a dot after it.  Its rhythmic value equals 1 1/2 beats.

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Music resource recommendation: Essentials of Music Theory: Note Naming Double Bingo

 If you wish to purchase activities for music students, I recommend the following fun note naming game!  It is a bingo game where students need to identify music notes on their bingo cards.  Great for groups lessons or classrooms. 

Each set includes 35 player cards and 4 caller cards.  Go to Note Naming Double Bingo.

 

 

 

What this worksheet is about:

A dot written after a note adds one-half of the note's value to the original note's value.  A quarter note equals one beat.  A dot after the quarter note adds 1/2 beat (1/2 of the original value).  A dotted quarter note equals 1 1/2 beats.
 

Hence, the rhythmic value of a dotted quarter note is one and one half beats and it is equivalent to a quarter note tied to an eighth note. 

Count the rhythm by sub-dividing to the half beats.

 

 

Download Lesson 14: Dotted Quarter Note Music Theory Worksheet.

 

 

This is used in conjunction with the Alfred's Essentials of Music Theoryseries.