Dotted crotchet

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A note that last for 1½ beats.

A dot after a note increases its length by half of its original length, so without the dot this note lasts for 1 beat, adding the dot means it is 1 + ½ = 1½ beats.


A dotted crotchet and dotted crotchet rest
Dotted crotchets in musical context

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