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Scale 1917

Scale 1917, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones9 (nonatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10}
Forte Number9-8
Rotational Symmetrynone
Palindromicno
Hemitonia6 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia4 (multicohemitonic)
Imperfections3
Modes8
Prime?no
prime: 1503
Chiralityyes
enantiomorph: 2013
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector676764
Interval Spectrump6m7n6s7d6t4
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2}
<2> = {2,3,4}
<3> = {3,4,5}
<4> = {4,5,6}
<5> = {6,7,8}
<6> = {7,8,9}
<7> = {8,9,10}
<8> = {10,11}
Spectra Variation1.556
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Coherenceno
Heliotonicno

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1917 can be rotated to make 8 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1503
Scale 1503, Ian Ring Music TheoryThis is the prime mode
3rd mode:
Scale 2799
Scale 2799, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 3447
Scale 3447, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 3771
Scale 3771, Ian Ring Music Theory
6th mode:
Scale 3933
Scale 3933, Ian Ring Music Theory
7th mode:
Scale 2007
Scale 2007, Ian Ring Music Theory
8th mode:
Scale 3051
Scale 3051, Ian Ring Music Theory
9th mode:
Scale 3573
Scale 3573, Ian Ring Music Theory

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 1503

Scale 1503Scale 1503, Ian Ring Music Theory

Negative

The nonatonic modal family [1917, 1503, 2799, 3447, 3771, 3933, 2007, 3051, 3573] is the negative of the tritonic modal family [69, 321, 1041]

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1917 is 2013

Scale 2013Scale 2013, Ian Ring Music Theory

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1917 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 2013

Scale 2013Scale 2013, 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 1919Scale 1919, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1913Scale 1913, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1915Scale 1915, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1909Scale 1909, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1901Scale 1901, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1885Scale 1885, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1853Scale 1853, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1981Scale 1981: Houseini, Ian Ring Music TheoryHouseini
Scale 2045Scale 2045, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1661Scale 1661, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1789Scale 1789: Blues Enneatonic II, Ian Ring Music TheoryBlues Enneatonic II
Scale 1405Scale 1405, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 893Scale 893, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2941Scale 2941, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3965Scale 3965: Messiaen mode 7 inverse, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen mode 7 inverse

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