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Scale 1173: "Dominant Pentatonic"

Scale 1173: Dominant Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,4,7,10}
Forte Number5-34
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia0 (anhemitonic)
Cohemitonia0 (ancohemitonic)
prime: 597
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector032221
Interval Spectrump2m2n2s3t
Distribution Spectra<1> = {2,3}
<2> = {4,5,6}
<3> = {6,7,8}
<4> = {9,10}
Spectra Variation1.2
Myhill Propertyno


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1173 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1317
Scale 1317: Chaio, Ian Ring Music TheoryChaio
3rd mode:
Scale 1353
Scale 1353: Raga Harikauns, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Harikauns
4th mode:
Scale 681
Scale 681: Kyemyonjo, Ian Ring Music TheoryKyemyonjo
5th mode:
Scale 597
Scale 597: Kung, Ian Ring Music TheoryKungThis is the prime mode


The prime form of this scale is Scale 597

Scale 597Scale 597: Kung, Ian Ring Music TheoryKung


The pentatonic modal family [1173, 1317, 1353, 681, 597] is the negative of the heptatonic modal family [1371, 1389, 1461, 1707, 1749, 2733, 2901]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1173 is 1317

Scale 1317Scale 1317: Chaio, Ian Ring Music TheoryChaio

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 1175Scale 1175, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1169Scale 1169: Raga Mahathi, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Mahathi
Scale 1171Scale 1171: Raga Manaranjani I, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Manaranjani I
Scale 1177Scale 1177, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1181Scale 1181, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1157Scale 1157, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1165Scale 1165, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1189Scale 1189: Suspended Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music TheorySuspended Pentatonic
Scale 1205Scale 1205: Raga Siva Kambhoji, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Siva Kambhoji
Scale 1237Scale 1237, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1045Scale 1045, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1109Scale 1109, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1301Scale 1301, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1429Scale 1429, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1685Scale 1685, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 149Scale 149: Eskimo tetratonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEskimo tetratonic
Scale 661Scale 661: Major Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMajor Pentatonic
Scale 2197Scale 2197: Raga Hamsadhvani, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Hamsadhvani
Scale 3221Scale 3221, Ian Ring Music Theory

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, and MIDI playback by MIDI.js