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Ratio 16/9
Monzo |4 -2>
Size in cents 996.09000
Name(s) Pythagorean minor seventh
Color name w7, wa 7th

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In 3-limit Just Intonation, 16/9 is the Pythagorean minor seventh, at about 996.1 cents. It is equal to two perfect fourths, or (4/3)*(4/3). It differs from the nearby 5-limit minor seventh 9/5 (~1017.6 cents) by the syntonic comma of 81/80 (~21.5 cents).

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