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JI glyph for 8/7


8/7
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231,17409 cents
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In Just Intonation, 8/7 is the "septimal supermajor second" of approximately 231.2¢. Although it falls between the familiar major second and minor third of 12edo, it generally sounds more like a wide second than a narrow third. It can be found between the 7th and 8th overtones in the harmonic series and is thus a superparticular ratio. In 7-limit JI and higher, it is treated as a consonance, particularly in the context of a chord such as 4:5:6:7:8, where it appears between the harmonic seventh (7/4) and octave. It differs from the Pythagorean major second of 9/8 by 64/63, a microtone of about 27.3¢.

See the Wikipedia article for Septimal whole tone.
See also: Gallery of Just Intervals