Music Theory Worksheet - Lesson 14: Dotted Quarter Notes
Downloadable in pdf format for music students
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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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.
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.