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Dots and Ties

Dots (augmentation dost)


Dots (augmentation dost)

A dot placed to the right of the note-head or to the right of a rest, increases its time-value by half.

Examples:

Dotted Whole Note (Dotted semibreve)


united states of america A dotted whole note is equivalent to a whole note and a half note.
united kingdom A dotted semibreve is equivalent to a semibreve and a minim.

Dotted quarter note (dotted crotchet)


united states of america A dotted quarter note is equivalent to a quarter note and a eighth note.
united kingdom A dotted crotchet is equivalent to a crotchet and a quaver.

Dotted eighth rest (dotted quaver rest)


united states of america A dotted eighth rest is equivalent to a eighth rest and a sixteenth rest.
united kingdom A dotted quaver rest is equivalent to a quaver rest and a semiquaver rest.

Double dots

Double dots

When a second dot is placed to the right of the first dot, it increases the time-value of the first dot by half:

- First dot: Increase the time-value of the note by half.
- Second dot: Increase the time-value of the first do by half (a quarter of the note/rest).

Examples:

Double dotted whole note (Double dotted semi breve)


united states of america A double dotted whole note is equivalent to a whole note and a half note and a quarter note.
united kingdom A double dotted semi breve is equivalent to a semi breve and a minim and a crotchet.

Double dotted eighth rest (double dotted quaver rest)


united states of america A double dotted eighth rest is equivalent to a eighth rest and a sixteenth rest and a thirty-second rest.
united kingdom A double dotted quaver rest is equivalent to a quaver rest and a semiquaver rest and a demisemiquaver rest.

Ties


Tie

Ties merge multiple notes of the same pitch:

Tie examples

Ties can be used across bars united states of america (barlines united kingdom) :

Tie example

Fermata


The fermata, also called hold or bird's eye, is a semicircle containing a dot which may lie above or below a note or rest or over a bar united states of america (barline united kingdom). The fermata indicates that the note (or rest) should be prolonged beyond the normal duration.

Examples:




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