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Scale 1499: "Bebop Locrian"

Also known as: Altered Dominant b

Scale 1499: Bebop Locrian, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones8 (octatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,3,4,6,7,8,10}
Forte Number8-27
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia4 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
prime: 1463
enantiomorph: 2933
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector456553
Interval Spectrump5m5n6s5d4t3
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2}
<2> = {2,3,4}
<3> = {4,5}
<4> = {5,6,7}
<5> = {7,8}
<6> = {8,9,10}
<7> = {10,11}
Spectra Variation1.25
Myhill Propertyno


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1499 can be rotated to make 7 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 2797
Scale 2797, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 1723
Scale 1723: JG Octatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryJG Octatonic
4th mode:
Scale 2909
Scale 2909, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 1751
Scale 1751, Ian Ring Music Theory
6th mode:
Scale 2923
Scale 2923, Ian Ring Music Theory
7th mode:
Scale 3509
Scale 3509, Ian Ring Music Theory
8th mode:
Scale 1901
Scale 1901, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 1463

Scale 1463Scale 1463, Ian Ring Music Theory


The octatonic modal family [1499, 2797, 1723, 2909, 1751, 2923, 3509, 1901] is the negative of the tetratonic modal family [293, 593, 649, 1097]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1499 is 2933

Scale 2933Scale 2933, Ian Ring Music Theory


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1499 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 2933

Scale 2933Scale 2933, 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 1497Scale 1497: Mela Jyotisvarupini, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Jyotisvarupini
Scale 1501Scale 1501, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1503Scale 1503, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1491Scale 1491: Mela Namanarayani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Namanarayani
Scale 1495Scale 1495: Messiaen mode 6, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen mode 6
Scale 1483Scale 1483: Mela Bhavapriya, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Bhavapriya
Scale 1515Scale 1515: Phrygian/Locrian mixed, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhrygian/Locrian mixed
Scale 1531Scale 1531, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1435Scale 1435: Makam Huzzam, Ian Ring Music TheoryMakam Huzzam
Scale 1467Scale 1467: Spanish Phrygian, Ian Ring Music TheorySpanish Phrygian
Scale 1371Scale 1371: Superlocrian, Ian Ring Music TheorySuperlocrian
Scale 1243Scale 1243, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1755Scale 1755: Octatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryOctatonic
Scale 2011Scale 2011, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 475Scale 475, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 987Scale 987, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2523Scale 2523, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3547Scale 3547, Ian Ring Music Theory

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