# (Tempo) Dotted minim/half note = c. 60 meaning?

##### Asked by: Tracy Stockert

It means that you play the piece at 60 BPM per dotted minim, which is the same as 180 BPM per crotchet.

## What does C mean in music tempo?

The c. stands for circa which means about or approximately. You may also see it as ca. Pretty much it means means that you should play the piece around a tempo of 108 bpm.

## What does dotted quarter note 60 mean?

Your watch moves the second at a bpm of 60, because there are 60 seconds in a minute, hence 60 beats. A tempo of 100, be them quarter notes, eight notes, dotted quarter notes, is a tempo of a hundred, which is a 100 beats per minutes.

## What does half note tempo mean?

Cut time. Finally, another common tempo is the half note beat in cut time. This means the metronome should be set to 120 beats, and each of those ticks equals 1 half note. So if you’re playing a bunch of quarter notes, you’ll be able to fit two quarter notes inside of each half beat.

## What does a dotted minim mean?

A dotted minim lasts for 3 beats because half of a minim (2 beats) is a crotchet (1 beat). A dotted crotchet lasts for 1.5 beats because half of a crotchet (1 beat) is a quaver (half beat). A dotted quaver lasts for three-quarters of a beat because half of a quaver (half beat) is a semiquaver (quarter beat).

## What does C time mean?

Charlie Time Zone (C) is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a military time zone.

## How many beats is in C?

four beats

Over time music evolved, and “C” was considered to represent four beats in the bar, rather than two. Mensural rhythms got so complicated that almost nobody could understand them, and the modern “fraction-style” time signatures were invented. But “C” was a convenient and quick symbol, and continued to be used widely.

## How do you read tempo notes?

To get an idea of how tempo is measured, simply look at the hands of a clock. The second-hand, or longer hand is ticking through the seconds within a minute and therefore moves through 60 ticks, or beats per minute. In short, we can say that it moves at 60 bpm (with ‘bpm’ standing for ‘beats per minute’).

## What is dotted half note?

We use a new tool called the dotted half note to count three beats. The dotted half note looks like a normal half note, except that it has a small dot on the right side next to the note head. Dotted notes add ½ of the original note value to the note.

## What is the half note?

In music, a half note (American) or minim (British) is a note played for half the duration of a whole note (or semibreve) and twice the duration of a quarter note (or crotchet).

## What does minim mean in music?

musical half note

minim \MIN-im\ noun. 1 : a musical half note. 2 : something very minute. 3 : a unit of capacity equal to 1/60 fluid dram.

## What does a dotted note mean in music?

A dot written after a note adds one-half of the note’s value to the original note’s value. A quarter note equals one beat. A dot after the quarter note adds ½ beat (½ of the original value). A dotted quarter note equals 1½ beats.