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Music Theory Worksheet - Lesson 14: Dotted Quarter Notes

Downloadable in pdf format for music students

 

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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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.

 

Alternatively, 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. 

 

The Double Bingo games feature two games per side of each player card - one in orange and the other in purple. Play the orange game, play the purple game then play the two games together. Flip it over and do the samethat gives you 6 games altogether per set! Each set includes 35 player cards and 4 caller cards.  Go to
This is used in conjunction with the Alfred's Essentials of Music Theoryseries.