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Scale 1861: "Phrygimic"

Scale 1861: Phrygimic, Ian Ring Music Theory

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Common Names



Cardinality6 (hexatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,6,8,9,10}
Forte Number6-21
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axesnone
enantiomorph: 1117
Hemitonia2 (dihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
prime: 349
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector242412
Interval Spectrumpm4n2s4d2t2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,4}
<2> = {2,3,4,6}
<3> = {4,5,7,8}
<4> = {6,8,9,10}
<5> = {8,10,11}
Spectra Variation3
Maximally Evenno
Myhill Propertyno
Ridge Tonesnone


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1861 can be rotated to make 5 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1489
Scale 1489: Raga Jyoti, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Jyoti
3rd mode:
Scale 349
Scale 349: Borimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBorimicThis is the prime mode
4th mode:
Scale 1111
Scale 1111: Sycrimic, Ian Ring Music TheorySycrimic
5th mode:
Scale 2603
Scale 2603: Gadimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryGadimic
6th mode:
Scale 3349
Scale 3349: Aeolocrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolocrimic


The prime form of this scale is Scale 349

Scale 349Scale 349: Borimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBorimic


The hexatonic modal family [1861, 1489, 349, 1111, 2603, 3349] (Forte: 6-21) is the complement of the hexatonic modal family [349, 1111, 1489, 1861, 2603, 3349] (Forte: 6-21)


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1861 is 1117

Scale 1117Scale 1117: Raptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaptimic


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1861 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1117

Scale 1117Scale 1117: Raptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaptimic


T0 1861  T0I 1117
T1 3722  T1I 2234
T2 3349  T2I 373
T3 2603  T3I 746
T4 1111  T4I 1492
T5 2222  T5I 2984
T6 349  T6I 1873
T7 698  T7I 3746
T8 1396  T8I 3397
T9 2792  T9I 2699
T10 1489  T10I 1303
T11 2978  T11I 2606

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 1863Scale 1863: Pycrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPycrian
Scale 1857Scale 1857, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1859Scale 1859, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1865Scale 1865: Thagimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryThagimic
Scale 1869Scale 1869: Katyrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatyrian
Scale 1877Scale 1877: Aeroptian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeroptian
Scale 1893Scale 1893: Ionylian, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonylian
Scale 1797Scale 1797, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1829Scale 1829: Pathimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPathimic
Scale 1925Scale 1925, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1989Scale 1989: Dydian, Ian Ring Music TheoryDydian
Scale 1605Scale 1605: Zanitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZanitonic
Scale 1733Scale 1733: Raga Sarasvati, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Sarasvati
Scale 1349Scale 1349: Tholitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryTholitonic
Scale 837Scale 837: Epaditonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpaditonic
Scale 2885Scale 2885: Byrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryByrimic
Scale 3909Scale 3909: Rydian, Ian Ring Music TheoryRydian

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. Bibliography