Hi everyone, We just got back from Chicago where we spent 3 crazy days that were an absolute blast. This will definitely be the last year that only 3 of us go :) Below you'll find...
Long time since we first learnt what were ♭ and ♯ ... See this post for details !
Today, we'll discover 2 more accidentals :
- double sharp : 𝄪
- double flat : 𝄫
The double sharp (𝄪) raises a note one whole step, and looks like a cross Here is an example using double sharps.
The first measures show a double sharp in a melodic context, whereas the last measures show how double sharps behave. (a double sharp cancel all previous accidentals, and is cancelled by any accidentals)
Note that a 𝄪F sounds like a G. We'll see in the minor scales post why sometimes it is more convenient to write 𝄪F instead of G.
The double flat (𝄫) lowers a note by a whole step, and looks like two flats glued together. Here is an example using double flats.
Note that, like double sharp, or any accidentals, a double flat cancel all previous accidentals, and is cancelled by any accidentals.
Besides, 𝄫B sounds like a A. We'll see in the diminished seventh chord post why sometimes it is more convenient to write 𝄫B instead of A.
That's all for today :)
Have a good day