Augmentation Dot: Altering Note-Values

Note-values can acquire additional value with the use of the augmentation dot and a tie.

The augmentation dot expands a note value to which is applied (i.e., the dotted note) by adding it half of its own value. A dotted whole note, for example, equals the value of one whole note plus one half note (figure 4a); a dotted half note equals the value of one half note plus one quarter note (figure 4b); a dotted quarter note equals the value of one quarter note plus an eighth note (figure 4c), and so on.
The augmentation dot is placed immediately to the right of the respective note head. When the note head appears written on a staff line, the augmentation should be placed on the right in the space above the respective staff line.

A tie joins two consecutive note values sharing the same tone into one (figure 4d). The symbol of a tie is placed in between the two note-heads that unites. The use of ties is restricted no note-values and are never employed between rests. To join more than two consecutive note values more ties must be used accordingly, one in between each two consecutive note values (figure 4e).

In certain cases, the use of a tie equals and can interchange with the augmentation dot (figure 4f).

Augmentation dots and ties can be used simultaneously.