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students' area : sub-division

When sub-dividing, one first step could be to look at the passage you wish to sub-divide and find the shortest note value. Let's say that the shortest note value you see is a 16th note. To find the number of counts in most common notes you may find on the page, simply read down from the top of the "Sixteenth" column. A Whole note will then receive 16 counts, a Dotted Quarter will receive 6, Dotted Eighth, 3, etc.

Shortest Note?
Half
Quarter
Eighth
Sixteenth
Note Name
Symbol
Whole
2
4
8
16
Dotted
Half
1.5
3
6
12
Half
1
2
4
8
Dotted
Quarter
1.5
3
6
Quarter
.5
1
2
4
Dotted
Eighth
  1.5
3
Eighth
.5
1
2
Sixteenth
  .5
1

Students wishing to delve deeper into understanding music theory ought to check out this web site: http://www.musictheory.net.