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Double sharp F in key of G #2923269 12/15/19 06:58 PM
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I'm looking at something in the key of G with an x in front of one of the F notes.

So, is that F double sharp or triple?


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Re: Double sharp F in key of G [Re: FrankCox] #2923271 12/15/19 07:02 PM
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F double sharp - don't overthink it...

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Re: Double sharp F in key of G [Re: FrankCox] #2923284 12/15/19 07:32 PM
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If you think about it, they have to label it a double sharp because if they just put one sharp in front and you have an F sharp in the key signature, most people would assume that's just a cautionary accidental. So it's a double-sharp. smile


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Re: Double sharp F in key of G [Re: FrankCox] #2923337 12/16/19 01:03 AM
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Isn't the general rule that accidentals in the score never add up with the key signature?


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Re: Double sharp F in key of G [Re: FrankCox] #2923348 12/16/19 02:50 AM
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It’s due to harmony and the fact chords are spelled out in thirds. Imagine for instance that there’s an upward motion sequence Gmaj7 followed by G#maj7 followed by Amaj7. You will spell the chord notes this way:
G B D F#
G# B# D# F##
A C# E G#

It has to do with theory. You can of course just write C instead of B# and G instead of F##, but it wouldn’t be theoretically right. And since it’s an upward sequence it may not make sense to think of the second chord as Abmaj7.

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