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Dotted note
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Dotted note

In music, a dotted note is a note that is 1 1/2 times the main note of the same kind. In a time signature where the main note is worth 2 beats, the corresponding dotted note is worth 3 beats. The following is a table of dotted notes with the number of beats they are worth in a time signature with a given bottom number:

Note           x/1 time x/2 time x/4 time x/8 time x/16 time x/32 time
Dotted whole   1.5      3        6        12       24        48
Dotted half    0.75     1.5      3        6        12        24
Dotted quarter 0.375    0.75     1.5      3        6         12
Dotted eighth  0.1875   0.375    0.75     1.5      3         6
Dotted 16th    0.09375  0.1875   0.375    0.75     1.5       3

See also: double-dotted note.