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Thread: Double Sharps And Double Flats????????

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    Double Sharps And Double Flats????????

    I WAS GIVEN A BLANK KEYBOARD AND I WAS ASKED TO FIND THE SHARPS, FLATS, DOUBLE FLATS AND DOUBLE SHARPS. CAN ANY ONE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME??

    EXAMPLE: THE "D" CHORD IS SUPPOSE TO BE Ebb, D, AND Cx (HOW DID THEY GET THIS?)

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    Ebb, D, AND Cx

    This is all the same note

    Ebb double flat is D
    Cx doulbe sharp is D also

    Enharmonically spelled

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    Yes I do understand that they are enharmonics, what I dont understand is how D turned into Ebb flat and so on......

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    Its the Same thing Ebb double flat= D = Cx double sharp
    its just saying the same thing 3 different ways thats all

    Put your finger on the note E and then put your finger on Eb on the piano
    now put your finger on Ebb double flat on the piano its now D

    Put your finger on the note C on the piano now put your finger on C# on the piano , now put your finger on C## its now D

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    SO FOR THE "B" CHORD WOULD IT BE: Bbb Ax???

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    Does It Depend On Whole Steps And Half Steps??

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    C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C

    could be written as

    C Db D Eb E F Gb G Ab A Bb B C

    or (if you are being silly)

    B# C# Cx D# Dx E# F# Fx G# Gx A# Ax B#

    or

    Dbb Db Ebb Eb Fb Gbb Gb Abb Ab Bbb Bb Cb

    How this is helpful to anyone is beyond me! I think the point of the exercise is to understand that a b is half step down, a # is a half step up, a bb is a whole step down and a x is a whole step up.
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