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Scale 1853

Scale 1853, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones8 (octatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,3,4,5,8,9,10}
Forte Number8-16
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia5 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia3 (tricohemitonic)
prime: 943
enantiomorph: 1949
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector554563
Interval Spectrump6m5n4s5d5t3
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3}
<2> = {2,3,4}
<3> = {3,4,5}
<4> = {5,6,7}
<5> = {7,8,9}
<6> = {8,9,10}
<7> = {9,10,11}
Spectra Variation1.75
Myhill Propertyno


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1853 can be rotated to make 7 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1487
Scale 1487, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 2791
Scale 2791, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 3443
Scale 3443: Verdi's Scala enigmatica, Ian Ring Music TheoryVerdi's Scala enigmatica
5th mode:
Scale 3769
Scale 3769, Ian Ring Music Theory
6th mode:
Scale 983
Scale 983, Ian Ring Music Theory
7th mode:
Scale 2539
Scale 2539: Half-diminished Bebop, Ian Ring Music TheoryHalf-diminished Bebop
8th mode:
Scale 3317
Scale 3317, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 943

Scale 943Scale 943, Ian Ring Music Theory


The octatonic modal family [1853, 1487, 2791, 3443, 3769, 983, 2539, 3317] is the negative of the tetratonic modal family [163, 389, 1121, 2129]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1853 is 1949

Scale 1949Scale 1949, Ian Ring Music Theory


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1853 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1949

Scale 1949Scale 1949, 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 1855Scale 1855, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1849Scale 1849: Chromatic Hypodorian inverse, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic Hypodorian inverse
Scale 1851Scale 1851, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1845Scale 1845, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1837Scale 1837, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1821Scale 1821, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1885Scale 1885, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1917Scale 1917, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1981Scale 1981: Houseini, Ian Ring Music TheoryHouseini
Scale 1597Scale 1597, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1725Scale 1725: Minor Bebop, Ian Ring Music TheoryMinor Bebop
Scale 1341Scale 1341, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 829Scale 829, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2877Scale 2877, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3901Scale 3901, 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