11/8

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Interval information
Ratio 11/8
Monzo |-3 0 0 0 1>
Size in cents 551.31794
Name(s) undecimal superfourth
Color name 1o4, ilo 4th

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In 11-limit just intonation, 11/8 is an undecimal superfourth of about 551.3¢. Falling about halfway between 12edo's perfect fourth and tritone, it is very xenharmonic. It is the simplest superfourth in JI. As an octave-reduced overtone, it is a basis of consonance in 11-limit JI, alongside the lower odd numbers 9, 7, 5 and 3. It can be found in harmonic series chords such as 4:5:6:7:8:9:10:11:12, sitting somewhere between the much stronger and more familiar consonances of 10 (5) and 12 (3). It is very well-represented in 24edo, making that system especially good for approximations of JI chords involving primes 3 and 11 such as 8:9:11:12.

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