This rhythm is introduced in Part 6 of the Nine-Note Recorder Method. A dot makes a note half again as long. Here is a dotted quarter note. It gets one and a half beats. A dotted quarter note is paired with an eighth note to make 2 beats.
Say each number on the down beat, and say the “and” on an upbeat as you follow along on the rhythm below.
Below are songs that use this rhythm.
Go to rhythm lesson 4.