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Scale 1301: "Koditonic"

Scale 1301: Koditonic, 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).

Common Names

Zeitler
Koditonic
Dozenal
Itwian

Analysis

Cardinality

Cardinality is the count of how many pitches are in the scale.

5 (pentatonic)

Pitch Class Set

The tones in this scale, expressed as numbers from 0 to 11

{0,2,4,8,10}

Forte Number

A code assigned by theorist Allen Forte, for this pitch class set and all of its transpositional (rotation) and inversional (reflection) transformations.

5-33

Rotational Symmetry

Some scales have rotational symmetry, sometimes known as "limited transposition". If there are any rotational symmetries, these are the intervals of periodicity.

none

Reflection Axes

If a scale has an axis of reflective symmetry, then it can transform into itself by inversion. It also implies that the scale has Ridge Tones. Notably an axis of reflection can occur directly on a tone or half way between two tones.

[0]

Palindromicity

A palindromic scale has the same pattern of intervals both ascending and descending.

yes

Chirality

A chiral scale can not be transformed into its inverse by rotation. If a scale is chiral, then it has an enantiomorph.

no

Hemitonia

A hemitone is two tones separated by a semitone interval. Hemitonia describes how many such hemitones exist.

0 (anhemitonic)

Cohemitonia

A cohemitone is an instance of two adjacent hemitones. Cohemitonia describes how many such cohemitones exist.

0 (ancohemitonic)

Imperfections

An imperfection is a tone which does not have a perfect fifth above it in the scale. This value is the quantity of imperfections in this scale.

5

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformations of this scale. This number does not include the scale itself, so the number is usually one less than its cardinality; unless there are rotational symmetries then there are even fewer modes.

4

Prime Form

Describes if this scale is in prime form, using the Rahn/Ring formula.

no
prime: 341

Generator

Indicates if the scale can be constructed using a generator, and an origin.

generator: 2
origin: 8

Deep Scale

A deep scale is one where the interval vector has 6 different digits.

no

Interval Structure

Defines the scale as the sequence of intervals between one tone and the next.

[2, 2, 4, 2, 2]

Interval Vector

Describes the intervallic content of the scale, read from left to right as the number of occurences of each interval size from semitone, up to six semitones.

<0, 4, 0, 4, 0, 2>

Interval Spectrum

The same as the Interval Vector, but expressed in a syntax used by Howard Hanson.

m4s4t2

Distribution Spectra

Describes the specific interval sizes that exist for each generic interval size. Each generic <g> has a spectrum {n,...}. The Spectrum Width is the difference between the highest and lowest values in each spectrum.

<1> = {2,4}
<2> = {4,6}
<3> = {6,8}
<4> = {8,10}

Spectra Variation

Determined by the Distribution Spectra; this is the sum of all spectrum widths divided by the scale cardinality.

1.6

Maximally Even

A scale is maximally even if the tones are optimally spaced apart from each other.

no

Maximal Area Set

A scale is a maximal area set if a polygon described by vertices dodecimetrically placed around a circle produces the maximal interior area for scales of the same cardinality. All maximally even sets have maximal area, but not all maximal area sets are maximally even.

no

Interior Area

Area of the polygon described by vertices placed for each tone of the scale dodecimetrically around a unit circle, ie a circle with radius of 1.

2.165

Polygon Perimeter

Perimeter of the polygon described by vertices placed for each tone of the scale dodecimetrically around a unit circle.

5.732

Myhill Property

A scale has Myhill Property if the Interval Spectra has exactly two specific intervals for every generic interval.

yes

Balanced

A scale is balanced if the distribution of its tones would satisfy the "centrifuge problem", ie are placed such that it would balance on its centre point.

no

Ridge Tones

Ridge Tones are those that appear in all transpositions of a scale upon the members of that scale. Ridge Tones correspond directly with axes of reflective symmetry.

[0]

Propriety

Also known as Rothenberg Propriety, named after its inventor. Propriety describes whether every specific interval is uniquely mapped to a generic interval. A scale is either "Proper", "Strictly Proper", or "Improper".

Proper

Heteromorphic Profile

Defined by Norman Carey (2002), the heteromorphic profile is an ordered triple of (c, a, d) where c is the number of contradictions, a is the number of ambiguities, and d is the number of differences. When c is zero, the scale is Proper. When a is also zero, the scale is Strictly Proper.

(0, 10, 20)

Generator

This scale has a generator of 2, originating on 8.

Common Triads

These are the common triads (major, minor, augmented and diminished) that you can create from members of this scale.

* Pitches are shown with C as the root

Triad TypeTriad*Pitch ClassesDegreeEccentricityCloseness Centrality
Augmented TriadsC+{0,4,8}000

The following pitch classes are not present in any of the common triads: {2,10}

Since there is only one common triad in this scale, there are no opportunities for parsimonious voice leading between triads.

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1301 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1349
Scale 1349: Tholitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryTholitonic
3rd mode:
Scale 1361
Scale 1361: Bolitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBolitonic
4th mode:
Scale 341
Scale 341: Bothitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBothitonicThis is the prime mode
5th mode:
Scale 1109
Scale 1109: Kataditonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKataditonic

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 341

Scale 341Scale 341: Bothitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBothitonic

Complement

The pentatonic modal family [1301, 1349, 1361, 341, 1109] (Forte: 5-33) is the complement of the heptatonic modal family [1367, 1373, 1397, 1493, 1877, 2731, 3413] (Forte: 7-33)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1301 is itself, because it is a palindromic scale!

Scale 1301Scale 1301: Koditonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKoditonic

Transformations:

In the abbreviation, the subscript number after "T" is the number of semitones of tranposition, "M" means the pitch class is multiplied by 5, and "I" means the result is inverted. Operation is an identical way to express the same thing; the syntax is <a,b> where each tone of the set x is transformed by the equation y = ax + b

Abbrev Operation Result Abbrev Operation Result
T0 <1,0> 1301       T0I <11,0> 1301
T1 <1,1> 2602      T1I <11,1> 2602
T2 <1,2> 1109      T2I <11,2> 1109
T3 <1,3> 2218      T3I <11,3> 2218
T4 <1,4> 341      T4I <11,4> 341
T5 <1,5> 682      T5I <11,5> 682
T6 <1,6> 1364      T6I <11,6> 1364
T7 <1,7> 2728      T7I <11,7> 2728
T8 <1,8> 1361      T8I <11,8> 1361
T9 <1,9> 2722      T9I <11,9> 2722
T10 <1,10> 1349      T10I <11,10> 1349
T11 <1,11> 2698      T11I <11,11> 2698
Abbrev Operation Result Abbrev Operation Result
T0M <5,0> 1301       T0MI <7,0> 1301
T1M <5,1> 2602      T1MI <7,1> 2602
T2M <5,2> 1109      T2MI <7,2> 1109
T3M <5,3> 2218      T3MI <7,3> 2218
T4M <5,4> 341      T4MI <7,4> 341
T5M <5,5> 682      T5MI <7,5> 682
T6M <5,6> 1364      T6MI <7,6> 1364
T7M <5,7> 2728      T7MI <7,7> 2728
T8M <5,8> 1361      T8MI <7,8> 1361
T9M <5,9> 2722      T9MI <7,9> 2722
T10M <5,10> 1349      T10MI <7,10> 1349
T11M <5,11> 2698      T11MI <7,11> 2698

The transformations that map this set to itself are: T0, T0I, T0M, T0MI

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 1303Scale 1303: Epolimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpolimic
Scale 1297Scale 1297: Aeolic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolic
Scale 1299Scale 1299: Aerophitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAerophitonic
Scale 1305Scale 1305: Dynitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDynitonic
Scale 1309Scale 1309: Pogimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPogimic
Scale 1285Scale 1285: Husian, Ian Ring Music TheoryHusian
Scale 1293Scale 1293: Huxian, Ian Ring Music TheoryHuxian
Scale 1317Scale 1317: Chaio, Ian Ring Music TheoryChaio
Scale 1333Scale 1333: Lyptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLyptimic
Scale 1365Scale 1365: Whole Tone, Ian Ring Music TheoryWhole Tone
Scale 1429Scale 1429: Bythimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBythimic
Scale 1045Scale 1045: Gibian, Ian Ring Music TheoryGibian
Scale 1173Scale 1173: Dominant Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDominant Pentatonic
Scale 1557Scale 1557: Jovian, Ian Ring Music TheoryJovian
Scale 1813Scale 1813: Katothimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatothimic
Scale 277Scale 277: Mixolyric, Ian Ring Music TheoryMixolyric
Scale 789Scale 789: Zogitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZogitonic
Scale 2325Scale 2325: Pynitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPynitonic
Scale 3349Scale 3349: Aeolocrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolocrimic

This scale analysis was created by Ian Ring, Canadian Composer of works for Piano, and total music theory nerd. Scale notation generated by VexFlow, graph visualization by Graphviz, and MIDI playback by MIDI.js. All other diagrams and visualizations are © Ian Ring. Some scale names used on this and other pages are ©2005 William Zeitler (http://allthescales.org) used with permission.

Pitch spelling algorithm employed here is adapted from a method by Uzay Bora, Baris Tekin Tezel, and Alper Vahaplar. (An algorithm for spelling the pitches of any musical scale) Contact authors Patent owner: Dokuz Eylül University, Used with Permission. Contact TTO

Tons of background resources contributed to the production of this summary; for a list of these peruse this Bibliography. Special thanks to Richard Repp for helping with technical accuracy, and George Howlett for assistance with the Carnatic ragas.