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Scale 121

Scale 121, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,3,4,5,6}
Forte Number5-4
Rotational Symmetrynone
Palindromicno
Hemitonia3 (trihemitonic)
Cohemitonia2 (dicohemitonic)
Imperfections4
Modes4
Prime?no
prime: 79
Chiralityyes
enantiomorph: 961
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector322111
Interval Spectrumpmn2s2d3t
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,3,6}
<2> = {2,4,7,9}
<3> = {3,5,8,10}
<4> = {6,9,11}
Spectra Variation4.8
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Coherenceno
Heliotonicno

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 121 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 527
Scale 527, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 2311
Scale 2311: Raga Kumarapriya, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Kumarapriya
4th mode:
Scale 3203
Scale 3203, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 3649
Scale 3649, Ian Ring Music Theory

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 79

Scale 79Scale 79, Ian Ring Music Theory

Negative

The pentatonic modal family [121, 527, 2311, 3203, 3649] is the negative of the heptatonic modal family [223, 1987, 2159, 3041, 3127, 3611, 3853]

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 121 is 961

Scale 961Scale 961, Ian Ring Music Theory

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 121 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 961

Scale 961Scale 961, Ian Ring Music Theory

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 123Scale 123, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 125Scale 125, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 113Scale 113, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 117Scale 117, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 105Scale 105, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 89Scale 89, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 57Scale 57, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 185Scale 185, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 249Scale 249, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 377Scale 377, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 633Scale 633, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1145Scale 1145, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2169Scale 2169, 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