A dot, placed after a note or silence, lengthens it by half its original value.
Examples: A dotted whole note lasts six beats A dotted half note lasts three beats A dotted quarter note lasts one beat and a half A dotted eighth note lasts three quarters of a beat
A tie is represented by a curve placed between two noteheads.
Their values are added.
= 5 beats
You can tie together as many notes as you wish.
= 8 ½ beats
How to perform
There are two ways to perform the exercises: •Vocally: Using the syllable "Ta" (recommended). •Manually: Using your hand, finger, nail, a pencil or a stick.
Press the "Play" button on any of the three players below to hear this exercise performed: •Slowly •At medium speed •Fast