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Scale 1261: "Modified Blues"

Scale 1261: Modified Blues, 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

Jazz and Blues
Modified Blues
Zeitler
Aeodian

Analysis

Cardinality7 (heptatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,3,5,6,7,10}
Forte Number7-27
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axesnone
Palindromicno
Chiralityyes
enantiomorph: 1765
Hemitonia3 (trihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
Imperfections2
Modes6
Prime?no
prime: 695
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector344451
Interval Spectrump5m4n4s4d3t
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3}
<2> = {2,3,4,5}
<3> = {4,5,6,7}
<4> = {5,6,7,8}
<5> = {7,8,9,10}
<6> = {9,10,11}
Spectra Variation2.286
Maximally Evenno
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Ridge Tonesnone
ProprietyImproper
Heliotonicyes

Harmonic Chords

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1261 can be rotated to make 6 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1339
Scale 1339: Kycrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKycrian
3rd mode:
Scale 2717
Scale 2717: Epygian, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpygian
4th mode:
Scale 1703
Scale 1703: Mela Vanaspati, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Vanaspati
5th mode:
Scale 2899
Scale 2899: Kagian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKagian
6th mode:
Scale 3497
Scale 3497: Phrolian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhrolian
7th mode:
Scale 949
Scale 949: Mela Mararanjani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Mararanjani

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 695

Scale 695Scale 695: Sarian, Ian Ring Music TheorySarian

Complement

The heptatonic modal family [1261, 1339, 2717, 1703, 2899, 3497, 949] (Forte: 7-27) is the complement of the pentatonic modal family [299, 689, 1417, 1573, 2197] (Forte: 5-27)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1261 is 1765

Scale 1765Scale 1765: Lonian, Ian Ring Music TheoryLonian

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1261 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1765

Scale 1765Scale 1765: Lonian, Ian Ring Music TheoryLonian

Transformations:

T0 1261  T0I 1765
T1 2522  T1I 3530
T2 949  T2I 2965
T3 1898  T3I 1835
T4 3796  T4I 3670
T5 3497  T5I 3245
T6 2899  T6I 2395
T7 1703  T7I 695
T8 3406  T8I 1390
T9 2717  T9I 2780
T10 1339  T10I 1465
T11 2678  T11I 2930

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 1263Scale 1263: Stynyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStynyllic
Scale 1257Scale 1257: Blues Scale, Ian Ring Music TheoryBlues Scale
Scale 1259Scale 1259: Stadian, Ian Ring Music TheoryStadian
Scale 1253Scale 1253: Zolimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZolimic
Scale 1269Scale 1269: Katythian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatythian
Scale 1277Scale 1277: Zadyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZadyllic
Scale 1229Scale 1229: Raga Simharava, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Simharava
Scale 1245Scale 1245: Lathian, Ian Ring Music TheoryLathian
Scale 1197Scale 1197: Minor Hexatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMinor Hexatonic
Scale 1133Scale 1133: Stycrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStycrimic
Scale 1389Scale 1389: Minor Locrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryMinor Locrian
Scale 1517Scale 1517: Sagyllic, Ian Ring Music TheorySagyllic
Scale 1773Scale 1773: Blues Scale II, Ian Ring Music TheoryBlues Scale II
Scale 237Scale 237, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 749Scale 749: Aeologian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeologian
Scale 2285Scale 2285: Aerogian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAerogian
Scale 3309Scale 3309: Bycryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBycryllic

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.