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Scale 1501

Scale 1501, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones8 (octatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,3,4,6,7,8,10}
Forte Number8-24
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia4 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia2 (dicohemitonic)
prime: 1399
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector464743
Interval Spectrump4m7n4s6d4t3
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2}
<2> = {2,3,4}
<3> = {4,5,6}
<4> = {5,6,7}
<5> = {6,7,8}
<6> = {8,9,10}
<7> = {10,11}
Spectra Variation1.5
Myhill Propertyno


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1501 can be rotated to make 7 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1399
Scale 1399, Ian Ring Music TheoryThis is the prime mode
3rd mode:
Scale 2747
Scale 2747, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 3421
Scale 3421, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 1879
Scale 1879, Ian Ring Music Theory
6th mode:
Scale 2987
Scale 2987: Neapolitan Major and Minor mixed, Ian Ring Music TheoryNeapolitan Major and Minor mixed
7th mode:
Scale 3541
Scale 3541, Ian Ring Music Theory
8th mode:
Scale 1909
Scale 1909, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 1399

Scale 1399Scale 1399, Ian Ring Music Theory


The octatonic modal family [1501, 1399, 2747, 3421, 1879, 2987, 3541, 1909] is the negative of the tetratonic modal family [277, 337, 1093, 1297]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1501 is 1909

Scale 1909Scale 1909, 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 1503Scale 1503, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1497Scale 1497: Mela Jyotisvarupini, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Jyotisvarupini
Scale 1499Scale 1499: Bebop Locrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryBebop Locrian
Scale 1493Scale 1493: Lydian Minor, Ian Ring Music TheoryLydian Minor
Scale 1485Scale 1485: Minor Romani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMinor Romani
Scale 1517Scale 1517, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1533Scale 1533, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1437Scale 1437: Sabach ascending, Ian Ring Music TheorySabach ascending
Scale 1469Scale 1469, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1373Scale 1373, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1245Scale 1245, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1757Scale 1757, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2013Scale 2013, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 477Scale 477, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 989Scale 989, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2525Scale 2525, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3549Scale 3549: Messiaen mode 3 inverse, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen mode 3 inverse

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