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Major limma

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Major limma (in music) is an interval with the ratio of 135:128, which is the difference between two major tones (a ditone) and a minor third. It is equal to about 92.18 cents.

Composer Ben Johnston uses a "−" with a "" as an accidental to indicate a note is lowered 92 cents, or a "+" with a "" to indicate a note is raised 92 cents, the value of the syntonic comma and the just chromatic semitone.[1]


  1. ^ John Fonville. "Ben Johnston's Extended Just Intonation- A Guide for Interpreters", p.109, Perspectives of New Music, Vol. 29, No. 2 (Summer, 1991), pp. 106-137.

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