Duration 1-4

Gr. 1 Gr. 2 Gr. 3 Gr. 4

The shape of the notes depends on the duration:

NoteDurationGrade
Whole note1
Half note1
Quarter note1
Eighth note1

The following table shows how 1, 2 and 4 notes are of equal duration.

1 note2 notes4 notes
= =
= =
= =

Dotted note

A dot placed after the note or rest increases the duration by half.

Dotted noteNote lengthGrade
+1
+1
+1

Double dotting

A double dot placed after the note or rest means that the second dot is half the duration of the first dot.

Dotted noteNote lengthGrade
++1
++1

Grade 1 Practice