How to Count a Dotted Quarter Note

How to Count a Dotted Quarter Note

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Haley Michelle By MissHaleyMichelle Updated Oct 25, 2010

So..
Today in band some kids were having issues counting dotted quarter notes. Maccabee said that someone should write a book on how to count dotted quarter notes because they would be a millionaire because everyone would want to buy it because nobody can count them.
So...
I decided that I wouldn't mind being a millionaire :)
So I'm writing a book on how to count a dotted quarter note.
Aren't I awesome?

MissHaleyMichelle MissHaleyMichelle Oct 26, 2010
@broadwaylights96 We're counting it the same, you just learned it differently 
                              1+ 2+ 3+ 4+
                              Is how I learned it.
                              1 + equals one beat.
                              So If I were to say "one and two" that is a beat an a half.
                              So we're both right, you just count it differently than I do.
                              
broadwaylights96 broadwaylights96 Oct 25, 2010
umm, no you wouldn't. it gets a beat and a half. not two. you'd just read it "one" but hold it out an extra half of a beat (or if you REALLY want to, "one and"). bc if you said "one and two" that'd be three separate notes in the same beat. that's a triplet. but hey, at least you got 6/8 right.