CVB1 Lesson 9

Creative Violin Book 1

In this lesson we will look at the dotted quarter note.
On page 17 you will see that the dotted quarter note carries 3 eighth notes.
Later we will handle other dotted notes as well, maybe it is easy to always think of the number 3 when you see a dotted note.

Lesson 9 Dotted Quarter Notes

In this lesson we will look at the dotted quarter note.
On page 17 you will see that the dotted quarter note carries 3 eighth notes.
In theory you should say that when a note is dotted it adds up half it's value to it.
So a dotted quarter note adds one eighth note (= half it's value) to it.
Later we will handle other dotted notes as well, maybe it is easy to always think of the number 3 when you see a dotted note.

Am I playing too fast? Hover over the video and click on "-" to slow it down. (Down in the center).

32

From the New World Symphony by Dvorak.
Practice the dotted quarter note  in a slow tempo.
Be sure to give it much bow.

CVB1 32

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33

Try the dotted note in the 3/4 time signature:

CVB1 33

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34

Now you are ready to play a nice song written by Mozart.
Same way as in the previous exercise.

CVB1 34

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35

A nice little Irish song.

CVB1 35

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Let's improvise

We will now improvise on the 3/4 measure, try to use the dotted quarter notes and ties
like we do in ex. 35.

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