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# Doubly augmented third

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

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

The doubly augmented third requires that:

• The interval must be a third interval (three note names between the first and the last).
• The interval must have six half steps.

## What does a doubly augmented third look like?

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

## How to recognize a doubly augmented third?

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 / E♯♯:

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

From the rule stated above, the interval C / E♮ is a major third, so the interval C / E♯ is an augmented third, and so the interval C / E♯♯ is a doubly augmented third.

## Inversion of the doubly augmented third

The inversion of the doubly augmented third is the doubly diminished sixth.

Here is an example of a doubly diminished sixth:

## Musical examples of doubly augmented third

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