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Scale 1093: "Lydic"

Scale 1093: Lydic, 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



Cardinality4 (tetratonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,6,10}
Forte Number4-24
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axes0
Hemitonia0 (anhemitonic)
Cohemitonia0 (ancohemitonic)
prime: 277
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector020301
Interval Spectrumm3s2t
Distribution Spectra<1> = {2,4}
<2> = {4,6,8}
<3> = {8,10}
Spectra Variation2
Maximally Evenno
Maximal Area Setno
Interior Area1.732
Myhill Propertyno
Ridge Tones[0]

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
Augmented TriadsD+{2,6,10}000

Since there is only one common triad in this scale, there are no opportunities for parsimonious voice leading between triads.


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1093 can be rotated to make 3 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1297
Scale 1297: Aeolic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolic
3rd mode:
Scale 337
Scale 337: Koptic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKoptic
4th mode:
Scale 277
Scale 277: Mixolyric, Ian Ring Music TheoryMixolyricThis is the prime mode


The prime form of this scale is Scale 277

Scale 277Scale 277: Mixolyric, Ian Ring Music TheoryMixolyric


The tetratonic modal family [1093, 1297, 337, 277] (Forte: 4-24) is the complement of the octatonic modal family [1399, 1501, 1879, 1909, 2747, 2987, 3421, 3541] (Forte: 8-24)


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1093 is itself, because it is a palindromic scale!

Scale 1093Scale 1093: Lydic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLydic


T0 1093  T0I 1093
T1 2186  T1I 2186
T2 277  T2I 277
T3 554  T3I 554
T4 1108  T4I 1108
T5 2216  T5I 2216
T6 337  T6I 337
T7 674  T7I 674
T8 1348  T8I 1348
T9 2696  T9I 2696
T10 1297  T10I 1297
T11 2594  T11I 2594

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 1095Scale 1095: Phrythitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhrythitonic
Scale 1089Scale 1089, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1091Scale 1091, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1097Scale 1097: Aeraphic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeraphic
Scale 1101Scale 1101: Stothitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStothitonic
Scale 1109Scale 1109: Kataditonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKataditonic
Scale 1125Scale 1125: Ionaritonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonaritonic
Scale 1029Scale 1029, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1061Scale 1061, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1157Scale 1157, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1221Scale 1221: Epyritonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpyritonic
Scale 1349Scale 1349: Tholitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryTholitonic
Scale 1605Scale 1605: Zanitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZanitonic
Scale 69Scale 69, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 581Scale 581: Eporic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEporic
Scale 2117Scale 2117: Raga Sumukam, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Sumukam
Scale 3141Scale 3141: Kanitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKanitonic

This scale analysis was created by Ian Ring, Canadian Composer of works for Piano, and total music theory nerd. The software used to generate this analysis is an open source project at GitHub. Scale notation generated by VexFlow, graph visualization by Graphviz, and MIDI playback by MIDI.js. Some scale names used on this and other pages are ©2005 William Zeitler ( 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.