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Scale 1221

Scale 1221, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,6,7,10}
Forte Number5-30
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia1 (unhemitonic)
Cohemitonia0 (ancohemitonic)
prime: 339
enantiomorph: 1125
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector121321
Interval Spectrump2m3ns2dt
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3,4}
<2> = {4,5,6}
<3> = {6,7,8}
<4> = {8,9,10,11}
Spectra Variation2
Myhill Propertyno


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1221 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1329
Scale 1329, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 339
Scale 339, Ian Ring Music TheoryThis is the prime mode
4th mode:
Scale 2217
Scale 2217: Raga Nata, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Nata
5th mode:
Scale 789
Scale 789, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 339

Scale 339Scale 339, Ian Ring Music Theory


The pentatonic modal family [1221, 1329, 339, 2217, 789] is the negative of the heptatonic modal family [855, 1395, 1485, 1845, 2475, 2745, 3285]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1221 is 1125

Scale 1125Scale 1125, Ian Ring Music Theory


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1221 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1125

Scale 1125Scale 1125, 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 1223Scale 1223, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1217Scale 1217, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1219Scale 1219, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1225Scale 1225: Raga Samudhra Priya, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Samudhra Priya
Scale 1229Scale 1229: Raga Simharava, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Simharava
Scale 1237Scale 1237, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1253Scale 1253, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1157Scale 1157, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1189Scale 1189: Suspended Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music TheorySuspended Pentatonic
Scale 1093Scale 1093, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1349Scale 1349, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1477Scale 1477: Raga Jaganmohanam, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Jaganmohanam
Scale 1733Scale 1733: Raga Sarasvati, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Sarasvati
Scale 197Scale 197, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 709Scale 709: Raga Shri Kalyan, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Shri Kalyan
Scale 2245Scale 2245: Raga Vaijayanti, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Vaijayanti
Scale 3269Scale 3269: Raga Malarani, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Malarani

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