major sixth

major sixth (plural major sixths)

  1. (music) A musical interval of the Western twelve-semitone system consisting of nine semitones and spanning six degrees of the diatonic scale. It is one semitone wider than a minor sixth and enharmonically equivalent to a diminished seventh.
    The major sixth has a pitch ratio close to 27:16.
  • M6
  • Russian: больша́я се́кста

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