Originally Posted by boneyguy
Yes. That's correct. That's why I made that 'mistake' on purpose just so I could test you. Sure that's it. It was a test
I actually meant to type Dbb. My turn for a brain fart typo. Good catch. It really does show that you've got the gist of this thing very quickly.
The point of me choosing a brain hurting example was to show the simplicity of the idea. Counting letter names. Figuring out how many sharps or flats to add to alter a note is simply the second step in the process. Eventually it will all just be instant recall.
The place to start I think is with the major scales. For example in the maj 6th above a Bbb example I know that in the key of Bb the maj 6th above the tonic is a G. That G is diatonic to Bb. So I simply add a flat to adjust that G down a half step to maintain a maj 6th interval over a Bbb.
Bb - G = maj 6th
Bbb - Gb = maj 6th
You can see how the congruency is maintained right?
Yes, I see the congruency now. I had to look up the work congruency, but I see yeah. So... Cbb - Abb = maj 6th
Is Cbb even a thing? Does it just keep going? Fbbbb, B###. Haha