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Scale 1655

Scale 1655, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones8 (octatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,2,4,5,6,9,10}
Forte Number8-19
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia5 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia2 (dicohemitonic)
prime: 887
enantiomorph: 3533
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector545752
Interval Spectrump5m7n5s4d5t2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3}
<2> = {2,3,4}
<3> = {4,5,6}
<4> = {5,6,7}
<5> = {6,7,8}
<6> = {8,9,10}
<7> = {9,10,11}
Spectra Variation1.75
Myhill Propertyno


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1655 can be rotated to make 7 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 2875
Scale 2875, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 3485
Scale 3485: Sabach, Ian Ring Music TheorySabach
4th mode:
Scale 1895
Scale 1895, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 2995
Scale 2995: Raga Saurashtra, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Saurashtra
6th mode:
Scale 3545
Scale 3545, Ian Ring Music Theory
7th mode:
Scale 955
Scale 955, Ian Ring Music Theory
8th mode:
Scale 2525
Scale 2525, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 887

Scale 887Scale 887, Ian Ring Music Theory


The octatonic modal family [1655, 2875, 3485, 1895, 2995, 3545, 955, 2525] is the negative of the tetratonic modal family [275, 305, 785, 2185]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1655 is 3533

Scale 3533Scale 3533, Ian Ring Music Theory


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1655 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 3533

Scale 3533Scale 3533, 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 1653Scale 1653: Minor Romani inverse, Ian Ring Music TheoryMinor Romani inverse
Scale 1651Scale 1651: Asian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAsian
Scale 1659Scale 1659: Maqam Shadd'araban, Ian Ring Music TheoryMaqam Shadd'araban
Scale 1663Scale 1663, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1639Scale 1639, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1647Scale 1647, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1623Scale 1623, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1591Scale 1591, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1719Scale 1719, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1783Scale 1783: Youlan scale, Ian Ring Music TheoryYoulan scale
Scale 1911Scale 1911: Messiaen mode 3, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen mode 3
Scale 1143Scale 1143, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1399Scale 1399, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 631Scale 631, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2679Scale 2679, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3703Scale 3703, 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