What is a dots in music?

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โˆ™ 2014-05-18 13:45:25

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After a note it makes the duration 50% longer (i.e. x 1.5).

Thus a dotted half = 3 quarters (instead of two for an un-dotted quarter), a dotted quarter = 3 eighths, etc.

A double-dotted note (two dots after it) is 75% longer, so a double-dotted half = 7 eighths (half + a quarter + an eighth).

Two dots (vertically) before a double-bar line means repeat back, to either the closest mirror-image dotted double-bar, or (if that's not there) the start.

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โˆ™ 2022-09-28 20:47:08
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