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Scale 1219

Scale 1219, 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).


Cardinality5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,6,7,10}
Forte Number5-19
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axesnone
enantiomorph: 2149
Hemitonia2 (dihemitonic)
Cohemitonia0 (ancohemitonic)
prime: 203
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector212122
Interval Spectrump2mn2sd2t2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3,5}
<2> = {3,4,5,6}
<3> = {6,7,8,9}
<4> = {7,9,10,11}
Spectra Variation2.8
Maximally Evenno
Myhill Propertyno
Ridge Tonesnone


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1219 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 2657
Scale 2657, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 211
Scale 211, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 2153
Scale 2153, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 781
Scale 781, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 203

Scale 203Scale 203, Ian Ring Music Theory


The pentatonic modal family [1219, 2657, 211, 2153, 781] (Forte: 5-19) is the complement of the heptatonic modal family [719, 971, 1657, 2407, 2533, 3251, 3673] (Forte: 7-19)


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1219 is 2149

Scale 2149Scale 2149, Ian Ring Music Theory


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1219 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 2149

Scale 2149Scale 2149, Ian Ring Music Theory


T0 1219  T0I 2149
T1 2438  T1I 203
T2 781  T2I 406
T3 1562  T3I 812
T4 3124  T4I 1624
T5 2153  T5I 3248
T6 211  T6I 2401
T7 422  T7I 707
T8 844  T8I 1414
T9 1688  T9I 2828
T10 3376  T10I 1561
T11 2657  T11I 3122

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 1217Scale 1217, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1221Scale 1221: Epyritonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpyritonic
Scale 1223Scale 1223: Phryptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhryptimic
Scale 1227Scale 1227: Thacrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryThacrimic
Scale 1235Scale 1235: Messiaen Truncated Mode 2, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen Truncated Mode 2
Scale 1251Scale 1251: Sylimic, Ian Ring Music TheorySylimic
Scale 1155Scale 1155, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1187Scale 1187: Kokin-joshi, Ian Ring Music TheoryKokin-joshi
Scale 1091Scale 1091, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1347Scale 1347, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1475Scale 1475, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1731Scale 1731, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 195Scale 195: Messiaen Truncated Mode 5, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen Truncated Mode 5
Scale 707Scale 707, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2243Scale 2243, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3267Scale 3267, 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. Some scale names used on this and other pages are ©2005 William Zeitler ( Peruse this Bibliography.