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What is a double flat

What is a double flat

: a character ♭♭ placed after a note in musical notation that lowers its pitch by a whole step.

  1. What is the point of a double flat?
  2. What is a double flat the same as?
  3. What is a double flat called?

What is the point of a double flat?

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.

What is a double flat the same as?

A double-flat is the equivalent of two flats, and lowers a note's pitch by two half steps. The double-flat symbol (♭♭) is placed before a note like other accidentals.

What is a double flat called?

Lesson steps

Abb is a white key on the piano. Another name for Abb is G, which has the same note pitch / sound, which means that the two note names are enharmonic to each other. It is called double-flat because it is 2 half-tone(s) / semitone(s) down from the white note after which is is named - note A.

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