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Rhythm Lesson #3
dotted quarter music rhythm read music

A dot makes a note half again as long.
Here is a dotted quarter note. It gets one and a half beats.
A dotted quarter is paired with an eighth note to make 2 beats.
Say each number on the down beat; the “and” is on an upbeat.

rhythm lesson 3a

See and hear some songs with the dotted quarter rhythm.

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