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Scale 1659: "Maqam Shadd'araban"

Scale 1659: Maqam Shadd'araban, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones8 (octatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,3,4,5,6,9,10}
Forte Number8-18
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia5 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia2 (dicohemitonic)
prime: 879
enantiomorph: 3021
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector546553
Interval Spectrump5m5n6s4d5t3
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3}
<2> = {2,3,4}
<3> = {3,4,5,6}
<4> = {5,6,7}
<5> = {6,7,8,9}
<6> = {8,9,10}
<7> = {9,10,11}
Spectra Variation2
Myhill Propertyno


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1659 can be rotated to make 7 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 2877
Scale 2877, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 1743
Scale 1743, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 2919
Scale 2919, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 3507
Scale 3507: Maqam Hijaz, Ian Ring Music TheoryMaqam Hijaz
6th mode:
Scale 3801
Scale 3801, Ian Ring Music Theory
7th mode:
Scale 987
Scale 987, Ian Ring Music Theory
8th mode:
Scale 2541
Scale 2541: Algerian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAlgerian


The prime form of this scale is Scale 879

Scale 879Scale 879, Ian Ring Music Theory


The octatonic modal family [1659, 2877, 1743, 2919, 3507, 3801, 987, 2541] is the negative of the tetratonic modal family [147, 609, 777, 2121]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1659 is 3021

Scale 3021Scale 3021, Ian Ring Music Theory


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1659 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 3021

Scale 3021Scale 3021, 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 1657Scale 1657, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1661Scale 1661, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1663Scale 1663, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1651Scale 1651: Asian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAsian
Scale 1655Scale 1655, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1643Scale 1643: Locrian natural 6, Ian Ring Music TheoryLocrian natural 6
Scale 1627Scale 1627, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1595Scale 1595, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1723Scale 1723: JG Octatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryJG Octatonic
Scale 1787Scale 1787, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1915Scale 1915, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1147Scale 1147, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1403Scale 1403: Espla's scale, Ian Ring Music TheoryEspla's scale
Scale 635Scale 635, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2683Scale 2683, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3707Scale 3707, 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