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Scale 153

Scale 153, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones4 (tetratonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,3,4,7}
Forte Number4-17
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia1 (unhemitonic)
Cohemitonia0 (ancohemitonic)
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector102210
Interval Spectrumpm2n2d
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,3,5}
<2> = {4,8}
<3> = {7,9,11}
Spectra Variation3
Myhill Propertyno


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 153 can be rotated to make 3 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 531
Scale 531, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 2313
Scale 2313, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 801
Scale 801, Ian Ring Music Theory


This is the prime form of this scale.


The tetratonic modal family [153, 531, 2313, 801] is the negative of the octatonic modal family [891, 1647, 1971, 2493, 2871, 3033, 3483, 3789]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 153 is 801

Scale 801Scale 801, 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 155Scale 155, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 157Scale 157, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 145Scale 145: Raga Malasri, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Malasri
Scale 149Scale 149: Eskimo tetratonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEskimo tetratonic
Scale 137Scale 137: Ute tritonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryUte tritonic
Scale 169Scale 169: Vietnamese tetratonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryVietnamese tetratonic
Scale 185Scale 185, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 217Scale 217, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 25Scale 25, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 89Scale 89, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 281Scale 281, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 409Scale 409, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 665Scale 665: Raga Mohanangi, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Mohanangi
Scale 1177Scale 1177, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2201Scale 2201, 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