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Scale 1709: "Dorian"

Scale 1709: Dorian, Ian Ring Music Theory

Bracelet Diagram

The bracelet shows tones that are in this scale, starting from the top (12 o'clock), going clockwise in ascending semitones. The "i" icon marks imperfect tones that do not have a tone a fifth above. Dotted lines indicate axes of symmetry.

Tonnetz Diagram

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Tonnetz diagrams are popular in Neo-Riemannian theory. Notes are arranged in a lattice where perfect 5th intervals are from left to right, major third are northeast, and major 6th intervals are northwest. Other directions are inverse of their opposite. This diagram helps to visualize common triads (they're triangles) and circle-of-fifth relationships (horizontal lines).

Common Names

Western
Dorian
Ancient Greek
Greek Phrygian
Medieval
Medieval Dorian
Medieval Hypomixolydian
Hindustani
Kafi That
Kafi Theta
Carnatic Mela
Mela Kharaharapriya
Carnatic Raga
Raga Bageshri
Unknown / Unsorted
Bhimpalasi
Nayaki Kanada
Sriraga
Ritigaula
Huseni
Kanara
Mischung 5
Yu
Hyojo
Oshikicho
Nam
Gregorian Numbered
Gregorian Number 8
Exoticisms
Eskimo Heptatonic
Japanese
Banshikicho
Zeitler
Dorian

Analysis

Cardinality7 (heptatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,3,5,7,9,10}
Forte Number7-35
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axes0
Palindromicyes
Chiralityno
Hemitonia2 (dihemitonic)
Cohemitonia0 (ancohemitonic)
Imperfections1
Modes6
Prime?no
prime: 1387
Deep Scaleyes
Interval Vector254361
Interval Spectrump6m3n4s5d2t
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2}
<2> = {3,4}
<3> = {5,6}
<4> = {6,7}
<5> = {8,9}
<6> = {10,11}
Spectra Variation0.857
Maximally Evenyes
Myhill Propertyyes
Balancedno
Ridge Tones[0]
ProprietyProper
Heliotonicyes

Harmonic Chords

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1709 can be rotated to make 6 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1451
Scale 1451: Phrygian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhrygian
3rd mode:
Scale 2773
Scale 2773: Lydian, Ian Ring Music TheoryLydian
4th mode:
Scale 1717
Scale 1717: Mixolydian, Ian Ring Music TheoryMixolydian
5th mode:
Scale 1453
Scale 1453: Aeolian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolian
6th mode:
Scale 1387
Scale 1387: Locrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryLocrianThis is the prime mode
7th mode:
Scale 2741
Scale 2741: Major, Ian Ring Music TheoryMajor

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 1387

Scale 1387Scale 1387: Locrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryLocrian

Complement

The heptatonic modal family [1709, 1451, 2773, 1717, 1453, 1387, 2741] (Forte: 7-35) is the complement of the pentatonic modal family [661, 677, 1189, 1193, 1321] (Forte: 5-35)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1709 is itself, because it is a palindromic scale!

Scale 1709Scale 1709: Dorian, Ian Ring Music TheoryDorian

Transformations:

T0 1709  T0I 1709
T1 3418  T1I 3418
T2 2741  T2I 2741
T3 1387  T3I 1387
T4 2774  T4I 2774
T5 1453  T5I 1453
T6 2906  T6I 2906
T7 1717  T7I 1717
T8 3434  T8I 3434
T9 2773  T9I 2773
T10 1451  T10I 1451
T11 2902  T11I 2902

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 1711Scale 1711: Adonai Malakh, Ian Ring Music TheoryAdonai Malakh
Scale 1705Scale 1705: Raga Manohari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Manohari
Scale 1707Scale 1707: Dorian Flat 2, Ian Ring Music TheoryDorian Flat 2
Scale 1701Scale 1701: Dominant Seventh, Ian Ring Music TheoryDominant Seventh
Scale 1717Scale 1717: Mixolydian, Ian Ring Music TheoryMixolydian
Scale 1725Scale 1725: Minor Bebop, Ian Ring Music TheoryMinor Bebop
Scale 1677Scale 1677: Raga Manavi, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Manavi
Scale 1693Scale 1693: Dogian, Ian Ring Music TheoryDogian
Scale 1741Scale 1741: Lydian Diminished, Ian Ring Music TheoryLydian Diminished
Scale 1773Scale 1773: Blues Scale II, Ian Ring Music TheoryBlues Scale II
Scale 1581Scale 1581: Raga Bagesri, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Bagesri
Scale 1645Scale 1645: Dorian Flat 5, Ian Ring Music TheoryDorian Flat 5
Scale 1837Scale 1837: Dalian, Ian Ring Music TheoryDalian
Scale 1965Scale 1965: Raga Mukhari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Mukhari
Scale 1197Scale 1197: Minor Hexatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMinor Hexatonic
Scale 1453Scale 1453: Aeolian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolian
Scale 685Scale 685: Raga Suddha Bangala, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Suddha Bangala
Scale 2733Scale 2733: Melodic Minor Ascending, Ian Ring Music TheoryMelodic Minor Ascending
Scale 3757Scale 3757: Raga Mian Ki Malhar, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Mian Ki Malhar

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. Some scale names used on this and other pages are ©2005 William Zeitler (http://allthescales.org). Peruse this Bibliography.