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Scale 1013: "Stydyllic"

Scale 1013: Stydyllic, Ian Ring Music Theory

Bracelet Diagram

The bracelet shows tones that are in this scale, starting from the top (12 o'clock), going clockwise in ascending semitones. The "i" icon marks imperfect tones that do not have a tone a fifth above. Dotted lines indicate axes of symmetry.

Tonnetz Diagram

Tonnetz diagrams are popular in Neo-Riemannian theory. Notes are arranged in a lattice where perfect 5th intervals are from left to right, major third are northeast, and major 6th intervals are northwest. Other directions are inverse of their opposite. This diagram helps to visualize common triads (they're triangles) and circle-of-fifth relationships (horizontal lines).

Common Names

Zeitler
Stydyllic
Dozenal
Gehian

Analysis

Cardinality

Cardinality is the count of how many pitches are in the scale.

8 (octatonic)

Pitch Class Set

The tones in this scale, expressed as numbers from 0 to 11

{0,2,4,5,6,7,8,9}

Forte Number

A code assigned by theorist Allen Forte, for this pitch class set and all of its transpositional (rotation) and inversional (reflection) transformations.

8-11

Rotational Symmetry

Some scales have rotational symmetry, sometimes known as "limited transposition". If there are any rotational symmetries, these are the intervals of periodicity.

none

Reflection Axes

If a scale has an axis of reflective symmetry, then it can transform into itself by inversion. It also implies that the scale has Ridge Tones. Notably an axis of reflection can occur directly on a tone or half way between two tones.

none

Palindromicity

A palindromic scale has the same pattern of intervals both ascending and descending.

no

Chirality

A chiral scale can not be transformed into its inverse by rotation. If a scale is chiral, then it has an enantiomorph.

yes
enantiomorph: 1529

Hemitonia

A hemitone is two tones separated by a semitone interval. Hemitonia describes how many such hemitones exist.

5 (multihemitonic)

Cohemitonia

A cohemitone is an instance of two adjacent hemitones. Cohemitonia describes how many such cohemitones exist.

4 (multicohemitonic)

Imperfections

An imperfection is a tone which does not have a perfect fifth above it in the scale. This value is the quantity of imperfections in this scale.

3

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformations of this scale. This number does not include the scale itself, so the number is usually one less than its cardinality; unless there are rotational symmetries then there are even fewer modes.

7

Prime Form

Describes if this scale is in prime form, using the Rahn/Ring formula.

no
prime: 703

Generator

Indicates if the scale can be constructed using a generator, and an origin.

none

Deep Scale

A deep scale is one where the interval vector has 6 different digits.

no

Interval Structure

Defines the scale as the sequence of intervals between one tone and the next.

[2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 3]

Interval Vector

Describes the intervallic content of the scale, read from left to right as the number of occurences of each interval size from semitone, up to six semitones.

<5, 6, 5, 5, 5, 2>

Interval Spectrum

The same as the Interval Vector, but expressed in a syntax used by Howard Hanson.

p5m5n5s6d5t2

Distribution Spectra

Describes the specific interval sizes that exist for each generic interval size. Each generic <g> has a spectrum {n,...}. The Spectrum Width is the difference between the highest and lowest values in each spectrum.

<1> = {1,2,3}
<2> = {2,3,4,5}
<3> = {3,4,5,6,7}
<4> = {4,5,6,7,8}
<5> = {5,6,7,8,9}
<6> = {7,8,9,10}
<7> = {9,10,11}

Spectra Variation

Determined by the Distribution Spectra; this is the sum of all spectrum widths divided by the scale cardinality.

2.75

Maximally Even

A scale is maximally even if the tones are optimally spaced apart from each other.

no

Maximal Area Set

A scale is a maximal area set if a polygon described by vertices dodecimetrically placed around a circle produces the maximal interior area for scales of the same cardinality. All maximally even sets have maximal area, but not all maximal area sets are maximally even.

no

Interior Area

Area of the polygon described by vertices placed for each tone of the scale dodecimetrically around a unit circle, ie a circle with radius of 1.

2.616

Polygon Perimeter

Perimeter of the polygon described by vertices placed for each tone of the scale dodecimetrically around a unit circle.

6.002

Myhill Property

A scale has Myhill Property if the Interval Spectra has exactly two specific intervals for every generic interval.

no

Balanced

A scale is balanced if the distribution of its tones would satisfy the "centrifuge problem", ie are placed such that it would balance on its centre point.

no

Ridge Tones

Ridge Tones are those that appear in all transpositions of a scale upon the members of that scale. Ridge Tones correspond directly with axes of reflective symmetry.

none

Propriety

Also known as Rothenberg Propriety, named after its inventor. Propriety describes whether every specific interval is uniquely mapped to a generic interval. A scale is either "Proper", "Strictly Proper", or "Improper".

Improper

Heteromorphic Profile

Defined by Norman Carey (2002), the heteromorphic profile is an ordered triple of (c, a, d) where c is the number of contradictions, a is the number of ambiguities, and d is the number of differences. When c is zero, the scale is Proper. When a is also zero, the scale is Strictly Proper.

(59, 69, 149)

Common Triads

These are the common triads (major, minor, augmented and diminished) that you can create from members of this scale.

* Pitches are shown with C as the root

Triad TypeTriad*Pitch ClassesDegreeEccentricityCloseness Centrality
Major TriadsC{0,4,7}152.67
D{2,6,9}252.33
F{5,9,0}431.44
Minor Triadsdm{2,5,9}341.78
fm{5,8,0}331.56
am{9,0,4}231.78
Augmented TriadsC+{0,4,8}341.89
Diminished Triads{2,5,8}231.89
f♯°{6,9,0}242
Parsimonious Voice Leading Between Common Triads of Scale 1013. Created by Ian Ring ©2019 C C C+ C+ C->C+ fm fm C+->fm am am C+->am dm dm d°->dm d°->fm D D dm->D F F dm->F f#° f#° D->f#° fm->F F->f#° F->am

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Above is a graph showing opportunities for parsimonious voice leading between triads*. Each line connects two triads that have two common tones, while the third tone changes by one generic scale step.

Diameter5
Radius3
Self-Centeredno
Central Verticesd°, fm, F, am
Peripheral VerticesC, D

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1013 can be rotated to make 7 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1277
Scale 1277: Zadyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZadyllic
3rd mode:
Scale 1343
Scale 1343: Zalyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZalyllic
4th mode:
Scale 2719
Scale 2719: Zocryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZocryllic
5th mode:
Scale 3407
Scale 3407: Katocryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatocryllic
6th mode:
Scale 3751
Scale 3751: Aerathyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAerathyllic
7th mode:
Scale 3923
Scale 3923: Stoptyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStoptyllic
8th mode:
Scale 4009
Scale 4009: Phranyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhranyllic

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 703

Scale 703Scale 703: Aerocryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAerocryllic

Complement

The octatonic modal family [1013, 1277, 1343, 2719, 3407, 3751, 3923, 4009] (Forte: 8-11) is the complement of the tetratonic modal family [43, 1409, 1541, 2069] (Forte: 4-11)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1013 is 1529

Scale 1529Scale 1529: Kataryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKataryllic

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1013 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1529

Scale 1529Scale 1529: Kataryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKataryllic

Transformations:

In the abbreviation, the subscript number after "T" is the number of semitones of tranposition, "M" means the pitch class is multiplied by 5, and "I" means the result is inverted. Operation is an identical way to express the same thing; the syntax is <a,b> where each tone of the set x is transformed by the equation y = ax + b

Abbrev Operation Result Abbrev Operation Result
T0 <1,0> 1013       T0I <11,0> 1529
T1 <1,1> 2026      T1I <11,1> 3058
T2 <1,2> 4052      T2I <11,2> 2021
T3 <1,3> 4009      T3I <11,3> 4042
T4 <1,4> 3923      T4I <11,4> 3989
T5 <1,5> 3751      T5I <11,5> 3883
T6 <1,6> 3407      T6I <11,6> 3671
T7 <1,7> 2719      T7I <11,7> 3247
T8 <1,8> 1343      T8I <11,8> 2399
T9 <1,9> 2686      T9I <11,9> 703
T10 <1,10> 1277      T10I <11,10> 1406
T11 <1,11> 2554      T11I <11,11> 2812
Abbrev Operation Result Abbrev Operation Result
T0M <5,0> 3923      T0MI <7,0> 2399
T1M <5,1> 3751      T1MI <7,1> 703
T2M <5,2> 3407      T2MI <7,2> 1406
T3M <5,3> 2719      T3MI <7,3> 2812
T4M <5,4> 1343      T4MI <7,4> 1529
T5M <5,5> 2686      T5MI <7,5> 3058
T6M <5,6> 1277      T6MI <7,6> 2021
T7M <5,7> 2554      T7MI <7,7> 4042
T8M <5,8> 1013       T8MI <7,8> 3989
T9M <5,9> 2026      T9MI <7,9> 3883
T10M <5,10> 4052      T10MI <7,10> 3671
T11M <5,11> 4009      T11MI <7,11> 3247

The transformations that map this set to itself are: T0, T8M

Nearby Scales:

These are other scales that are similar to this one, created by adding a tone, removing a tone, or moving one note up or down a semitone.

Scale 1015Scale 1015: Ionodygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonodygic
Scale 1009Scale 1009: Katyptian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatyptian
Scale 1011Scale 1011: Kycryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKycryllic
Scale 1017Scale 1017: Dythyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDythyllic
Scale 1021Scale 1021: Ladygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLadygic
Scale 997Scale 997: Rycrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryRycrian
Scale 1005Scale 1005: Radyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRadyllic
Scale 981Scale 981: Mela Kantamani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Kantamani
Scale 949Scale 949: Mela Mararanjani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Mararanjani
Scale 885Scale 885: Sathian, Ian Ring Music TheorySathian
Scale 757Scale 757: Ionyptian, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonyptian
Scale 501Scale 501: Katylian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatylian
Scale 1525Scale 1525: Sodyllic, Ian Ring Music TheorySodyllic
Scale 2037Scale 2037: Sythygic, Ian Ring Music TheorySythygic
Scale 3061Scale 3061: Apinygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryApinygic

This scale analysis was created by Ian Ring, Canadian Composer of works for Piano, and total music theory nerd. Scale notation generated by VexFlow, graph visualization by Graphviz, and MIDI playback by MIDI.js. All other diagrams and visualizations are © Ian Ring. Some scale names used on this and other pages are ©2005 William Zeitler (http://allthescales.org) used with permission.

Pitch spelling algorithm employed here is adapted from a method by Uzay Bora, Baris Tekin Tezel, and Alper Vahaplar. (An algorithm for spelling the pitches of any musical scale) Contact authors Patent owner: Dokuz Eylül University, Used with Permission. Contact TTO

Tons of background resources contributed to the production of this summary; for a list of these peruse this Bibliography. Special thanks to Richard Repp for helping with technical accuracy, and George Howlett for assistance with the Carnatic ragas.