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# Doubly augmented fifth

In music theory, a doubly augmented fifth is an interval that has nine half steps (semitones). Explanations and excerpts from famous works

In music theory, a doubly augmented fifth is an interval that has nine half steps (semitones ).

The doubly augmented fifth requires that:

• The interval must be a fifth interval (five note names between the first and the last).
• The interval must have nine half steps.

## What does a doubly augmented fifth look like?

Here is an example of a melodic doubly augmented fifth (two music notes in a melody) and a harmonic doubly augmented fifth (in a chord):

## How to recognize a doubly augmented fifth?

Rule of music theory: All intervals in a major scale starting with the tonic (degree I) are either major or perfect, and only unison, octave, fourth and fifth are perfect (the others are major).

Example with the interval C♭ / G#:

Let's take the C major scale to have C as the tonic:

From the rule stated above, the interval C♮ / G♮ is a perfect fifth, so the interval C♮ / G# is an augmented fifth, so the interval C♭ / G# is a doubly augmented fifth.

## Inversion of the doubly augmented fifth

The inversion of the doubly augmented fifth is the doubly diminished fourth.

Here is an example of a doubly diminished fourth:

## Musical examples of doubly augmented fifth

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