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Scale 1549

Scale 1549, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,3,9,10}
Forte Number5-Z12
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia2 (dihemitonic)
Cohemitonia0 (ancohemitonic)
prime: 107
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector222121
Interval Spectrump2mn2s2d2t
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,6}
<2> = {3,4,7}
<3> = {5,8,9}
<4> = {6,10,11}
Spectra Variation3.6
Myhill Propertyno


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1549 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1411
Scale 1411, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 2753
Scale 2753, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 107
Scale 107, Ian Ring Music TheoryThis is the prime mode
5th mode:
Scale 2101
Scale 2101, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 107

Scale 107Scale 107, Ian Ring Music Theory


The pentatonic modal family [1549, 1411, 2753, 107, 2101] is the negative of the heptatonic modal family [671, 997, 1273, 2383, 3239, 3667, 3881]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1549 is itself, because it is a palindromic scale!

Scale 1549Scale 1549, 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 1551Scale 1551, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1545Scale 1545, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1547Scale 1547, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1541Scale 1541, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1557Scale 1557, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1565Scale 1565, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1581Scale 1581: Raga Bagesri, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Bagesri
Scale 1613Scale 1613, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1677Scale 1677: Raga Manavi, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Manavi
Scale 1805Scale 1805, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1037Scale 1037: Warao tetratonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryWarao tetratonic
Scale 1293Scale 1293, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 525Scale 525, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2573Scale 2573, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3597Scale 3597, 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