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Scale 1609

Scale 1609, Ian Ring Music Theory
iiii

i = imperfections

Tones5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,3,6,9,10}
Forte Number5-31
Rotational Symmetrynone
Palindromicno
Hemitonia1 (unhemitonic)
Cohemitonia0 (ancohemitonic)
Imperfections4
Modes4
Prime?no
prime: 587
Chiralityyes
enantiomorph: 589
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector114112
Interval Spectrumpmn4sdt2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3}
<2> = {3,4,5,6}
<3> = {6,7,8,9}
<4> = {9,10,11}
Spectra Variation2
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Coherenceno
Heliotonicno

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1609 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 713
Scale 713, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 601
Scale 601, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 587
Scale 587, Ian Ring Music TheoryThis is the prime mode
5th mode:
Scale 2341
Scale 2341: Raga Priyadharshini, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Priyadharshini

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 587

Scale 587Scale 587, Ian Ring Music Theory

Negative

The pentatonic modal family [1609, 713, 601, 587, 2341] is the negative of the heptatonic modal family [731, 1627, 1739, 1753, 2413, 2861, 2917]

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1609 is 589

Scale 589Scale 589, Ian Ring Music Theory

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1609 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 589

Scale 589Scale 589, 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 1611Scale 1611, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1613Scale 1613, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1601Scale 1601, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1605Scale 1605, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1617Scale 1617, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1625Scale 1625, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1641Scale 1641, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1545Scale 1545, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1577Scale 1577: Raga Chandrakauns (Kafi), Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Chandrakauns (Kafi)
Scale 1673Scale 1673, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1737Scale 1737: Raga Madhukauns, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Madhukauns
Scale 1865Scale 1865, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1097Scale 1097, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1353Scale 1353: Raga Harikauns, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Harikauns
Scale 585Scale 585: Diminished Seventh, Ian Ring Music TheoryDiminished Seventh
Scale 2633Scale 2633, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3657Scale 3657, 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