Minor diatonic semitone
Other namesovertone semitone[1]
Just interval17:16
Just intonation104.96

In music, the minor diatonic semitone is a ratio of 17:16,[2][3] making it the seventeenth harmonic[1] or partial. This is in contrast to the 5-limit major diatonic semitone of 16/15.

Minor diatonic semitone on C Play.
Minor diatonic semitone in the harmonic series: 1:16:17.

See also


  1. ^ a b Haluška, Ján (2003). The Mathematical Theory of Tone Systems, p.xxiv & 25. ISBN 978-0-8247-4714-5.
  2. ^ Prout, Ebenezer (1889). Harmony: Its Theory and Practice, p.25. Augener & Forgotten Books. ISBN 978-1-4400-7170-6.
  3. ^ Anger, Joseph Humfrey (1912). A Treatise on Harmony with Exercises, Part 3, p.xiv. Boston Music. [ISBN unspecified]