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Scale 1493: "Lydian Minor"

Scale 1493: Lydian Minor, Ian Ring Music Theory

Many musicians have complained - why is this called a "minor" scale, when it doesn't have the flattened third that goes with a minor triad? The unsatisfying answer is that the Lydian ♭3 scale already has a name, Lydian Diminished. This scale starts its ascent like a true Lydian scale, but ends with the flattened minor 6th and 7th members giving it a very minor quality. It shares this quality with Harmonic Lydian.


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 Modern
Lydian Minor
Minor Lydian
Carnatic Mela
Mela Risabhapriya
Carnatic Raga
Raga Ratipriya
Zeitler
Phryrian

Analysis

Cardinality7 (heptatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,4,6,7,8,10}
Forte Number7-33
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axes1
Palindromicno
Chiralityno
Hemitonia2 (dihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
Imperfections5
Modes6
Prime?no
prime: 1367
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector262623
Interval Spectrump2m6n2s6d2t3
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2}
<2> = {2,3,4}
<3> = {4,5,6}
<4> = {6,7,8}
<5> = {8,9,10}
<6> = {10,11}
Spectra Variation1.429
Maximally Evenno
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Ridge Tones[2]
ProprietyProper
Heliotonicyes

Harmonic Chords

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1493 can be rotated to make 6 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1397
Scale 1397: Major Locrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryMajor Locrian
3rd mode:
Scale 1373
Scale 1373: Storian, Ian Ring Music TheoryStorian
4th mode:
Scale 1367
Scale 1367: Leading Whole-Tone Inverse, Ian Ring Music TheoryLeading Whole-Tone InverseThis is the prime mode
5th mode:
Scale 2731
Scale 2731: Neapolitan Major, Ian Ring Music TheoryNeapolitan Major
6th mode:
Scale 3413
Scale 3413: Leading Whole-tone, Ian Ring Music TheoryLeading Whole-tone
7th mode:
Scale 1877
Scale 1877: Aeroptian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeroptian

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 1367

Scale 1367Scale 1367: Leading Whole-Tone Inverse, Ian Ring Music TheoryLeading Whole-Tone Inverse

Complement

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

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1493 is 1397

Scale 1397Scale 1397: Major Locrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryMajor Locrian

Transformations:

T0 1493  T0I 1397
T1 2986  T1I 2794
T2 1877  T2I 1493
T3 3754  T3I 2986
T4 3413  T4I 1877
T5 2731  T5I 3754
T6 1367  T6I 3413
T7 2734  T7I 2731
T8 1373  T8I 1367
T9 2746  T9I 2734
T10 1397  T10I 1373
T11 2794  T11I 2746

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 1495Scale 1495: Messiaen Mode 6, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen Mode 6
Scale 1489Scale 1489: Raga Jyoti, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Jyoti
Scale 1491Scale 1491: Mela Namanarayani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Namanarayani
Scale 1497Scale 1497: Mela Jyotisvarupini, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Jyotisvarupini
Scale 1501Scale 1501: Stygyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStygyllic
Scale 1477Scale 1477: Raga Jaganmohanam, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Jaganmohanam
Scale 1485Scale 1485: Minor Romani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMinor Romani
Scale 1509Scale 1509: Ragian, Ian Ring Music TheoryRagian
Scale 1525Scale 1525: Sodyllic, Ian Ring Music TheorySodyllic
Scale 1429Scale 1429: Bythimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBythimic
Scale 1461Scale 1461: Major-Minor, Ian Ring Music TheoryMajor-Minor
Scale 1365Scale 1365: Whole Tone, Ian Ring Music TheoryWhole Tone
Scale 1237Scale 1237: Salimic, Ian Ring Music TheorySalimic
Scale 1749Scale 1749: Acoustic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAcoustic
Scale 2005Scale 2005: Gygyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryGygyllic
Scale 469Scale 469: Katyrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatyrimic
Scale 981Scale 981: Mela Kantamani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Kantamani
Scale 2517Scale 2517: Harmonic Lydian, Ian Ring Music TheoryHarmonic Lydian
Scale 3541Scale 3541: Racryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRacryllic

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.