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Scale 1799

Scale 1799, 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

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).


Cardinality6 (hexatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,2,8,9,10}
Forte Number6-Z4
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axes5
Hemitonia4 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia2 (dicohemitonic)
prime: 119
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector432321
Interval Spectrump2m3n2s3d4t
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,6}
<2> = {2,3,7}
<3> = {4,8}
<4> = {5,9,10}
<5> = {6,10,11}
Spectra Variation4
Maximally Evenno
Maximal Area Setno
Interior Area1.433
Myhill Propertyno
Ridge Tones[10]

Common Triads

There are no common triads (major, minor, augmented and diminished) that can be formed using notes in this scale.


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1799 can be rotated to make 5 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 2947
Scale 2947, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 3521
Scale 3521, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 119
Scale 119, Ian Ring Music TheoryThis is the prime mode
5th mode:
Scale 2107
Scale 2107, Ian Ring Music Theory
6th mode:
Scale 3101
Scale 3101, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 119

Scale 119Scale 119, Ian Ring Music Theory


The hexatonic modal family [1799, 2947, 3521, 119, 2107, 3101] (Forte: 6-Z4) is the complement of the hexatonic modal family [287, 497, 2191, 3143, 3619, 3857] (Forte: 6-Z37)


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1799 is 3101

Scale 3101Scale 3101, Ian Ring Music Theory


T0 1799  T0I 3101
T1 3598  T1I 2107
T2 3101  T2I 119
T3 2107  T3I 238
T4 119  T4I 476
T5 238  T5I 952
T6 476  T6I 1904
T7 952  T7I 3808
T8 1904  T8I 3521
T9 3808  T9I 2947
T10 3521  T10I 1799
T11 2947  T11I 3598

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 1797Scale 1797, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1795Scale 1795, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1803Scale 1803, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1807Scale 1807, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1815Scale 1815: Godian, Ian Ring Music TheoryGodian
Scale 1831Scale 1831: Pothian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPothian
Scale 1863Scale 1863: Pycrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPycrian
Scale 1927Scale 1927, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1543Scale 1543, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1671Scale 1671, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1287Scale 1287, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 775Scale 775: Raga Putrika, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Putrika
Scale 2823Scale 2823, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3847Scale 3847, 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, graph visualization by Graphviz, and MIDI playback by MIDI.js. Some scale names used on this and other pages are ©2005 William Zeitler ( used with permission.

Pitch spelling algorithm employed here is adapted from a method by Uzay Bora, Baris Tekin Tezel, and Alper Vahaplar. (An algorithm for spelling the pitches of any musical scale) Contact authors Patent owner: Dokuz Eylül University, Used with Permission. Contact TTO

Tons of background resources contributed to the production of this summary; for a list of these peruse this Bibliography. Special thanks to Richard Repp for helping with technical accuracy.