The suspension, instead of being sustained as a half-note, may be repeated on the second quarter, as at c.
But if a man may falter, shall we not forgive to a trombone even a half-note?
It may safely be said however that the sign always indicates that a half-note has a beat.
For the present the suspension should not be less than a half-note or its rhythmic equivalent in the ornamental resolution.
A half-note with one dot lasts three-quarters, with two dots it lasts seven-eighths.