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Scale 1255: "Chromatic Mixolydian"

Scale 1255: Chromatic Mixolydian, 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

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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

Western Chromatic
Chromatic Mixolydian
Zeitler
Sogian

Analysis

Cardinality7 (heptatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,2,5,6,7,10}
Forte Number7-20
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axesnone
Palindromicno
Chiralityyes
enantiomorph: 3301
Hemitonia4 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia2 (dicohemitonic)
Imperfections2
Modes6
Prime?no
prime: 743
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector433452
Interval Spectrump5m4n3s3d4t2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3}
<2> = {2,3,4,5}
<3> = {4,5,6}
<4> = {6,7,8}
<5> = {7,8,9,10}
<6> = {9,10,11}
Spectra Variation2
Maximally Evenno
Maximal Area Setno
Interior Area2.433
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Ridge Tonesnone
ProprietyImproper
Heliotonicyes

Harmonic Chords

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1255 can be rotated to make 6 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 2675
Scale 2675: Chromatic Lydian, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic Lydian
3rd mode:
Scale 3385
Scale 3385: Chromatic Phrygian, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic Phrygian
4th mode:
Scale 935
Scale 935: Chromatic Dorian, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic Dorian
5th mode:
Scale 2515
Scale 2515: Chromatic Hypolydian, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic Hypolydian
6th mode:
Scale 3305
Scale 3305: Chromatic Hypophrygian, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic Hypophrygian
7th mode:
Scale 925
Scale 925: Chromatic Hypodorian, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic Hypodorian

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 743

Scale 743Scale 743: Chromatic Hypophrygian Inverse, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic Hypophrygian Inverse

Complement

The heptatonic modal family [1255, 2675, 3385, 935, 2515, 3305, 925] (Forte: 7-20) is the complement of the pentatonic modal family [355, 395, 1585, 2225, 2245] (Forte: 5-20)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1255 is 3301

Scale 3301Scale 3301: Chromatic Mixolydian Inverse, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic Mixolydian Inverse

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1255 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 3301

Scale 3301Scale 3301: Chromatic Mixolydian Inverse, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic Mixolydian Inverse

Transformations:

T0 1255  T0I 3301
T1 2510  T1I 2507
T2 925  T2I 919
T3 1850  T3I 1838
T4 3700  T4I 3676
T5 3305  T5I 3257
T6 2515  T6I 2419
T7 935  T7I 743
T8 1870  T8I 1486
T9 3740  T9I 2972
T10 3385  T10I 1849
T11 2675  T11I 3698

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 1253Scale 1253: Zolimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZolimic
Scale 1251Scale 1251: Sylimic, Ian Ring Music TheorySylimic
Scale 1259Scale 1259: Stadian, Ian Ring Music TheoryStadian
Scale 1263Scale 1263: Stynyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStynyllic
Scale 1271Scale 1271: Kolyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKolyllic
Scale 1223Scale 1223: Phryptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhryptimic
Scale 1239Scale 1239: Epaptian, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpaptian
Scale 1191Scale 1191: Pyrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPyrimic
Scale 1127Scale 1127: Eparimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEparimic
Scale 1383Scale 1383: Pynian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPynian
Scale 1511Scale 1511: Styptyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStyptyllic
Scale 1767Scale 1767: Dyryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDyryllic
Scale 231Scale 231, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 743Scale 743: Chromatic Hypophrygian Inverse, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic Hypophrygian Inverse
Scale 2279Scale 2279: Dyrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryDyrian
Scale 3303Scale 3303: Mylyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMylyllic

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 (http://allthescales.org). Peruse this Bibliography.