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Scale 1955: "Sonian"

Scale 1955: Sonian, Ian Ring Music Theory

Common Names

Zeitler
Sonian

Analysis

Cardinality7 (heptatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,5,7,8,9,10}
Forte Number7-11
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axesnone
Palindromicno
Chiralityyes
enantiomorph: 2237
Hemitonia4 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia2 (dicohemitonic)
Imperfections3
Modes6
Prime?no
prime: 379
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector444441
Interval Spectrump4m4n4s4d4t
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,4}
<2> = {2,3,5,6}
<3> = {3,4,7}
<4> = {5,8,9}
<5> = {6,7,9,10}
<6> = {8,10,11}
Spectra Variation3.143
Maximally Evenno
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Ridge Tonesnone
Coherenceno
Heliotonicyes

Harmonic Chords

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1955 can be rotated to make 6 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 3025
Scale 3025: Epycrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpycrian
3rd mode:
Scale 445
Scale 445: Gocrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryGocrian
4th mode:
Scale 1135
Scale 1135: Katolian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatolian
5th mode:
Scale 2615
Scale 2615: Thoptian, Ian Ring Music TheoryThoptian
6th mode:
Scale 3355
Scale 3355: Bagian, Ian Ring Music TheoryBagian
7th mode:
Scale 3725
Scale 3725: Kyrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKyrian

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 379

Scale 379Scale 379: Aeragian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeragian

Complement

The heptatonic modal family [1955, 3025, 445, 1135, 2615, 3355, 3725] (Forte: 7-11) is the complement of the pentatonic modal family [157, 929, 1063, 2579, 3337] (Forte: 5-11)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1955 is 2237

Scale 2237Scale 2237: Epothian, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpothian

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1955 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 2237

Scale 2237Scale 2237: Epothian, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpothian

Transformations:

T0 1955  T0I 2237
T1 3910  T1I 379
T2 3725  T2I 758
T3 3355  T3I 1516
T4 2615  T4I 3032
T5 1135  T5I 1969
T6 2270  T6I 3938
T7 445  T7I 3781
T8 890  T8I 3467
T9 1780  T9I 2839
T10 3560  T10I 1583
T11 3025  T11I 3166

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 1953Scale 1953, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1957Scale 1957: Pyrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPyrian
Scale 1959Scale 1959: Katolyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatolyllic
Scale 1963Scale 1963: Epocryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpocryllic
Scale 1971Scale 1971: Aerynyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAerynyllic
Scale 1923Scale 1923, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1939Scale 1939: Dathian, Ian Ring Music TheoryDathian
Scale 1987Scale 1987, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2019Scale 2019: Palyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPalyllic
Scale 1827Scale 1827: Katygimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatygimic
Scale 1891Scale 1891: Thalian, Ian Ring Music TheoryThalian
Scale 1699Scale 1699: Raga Rasavali, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Rasavali
Scale 1443Scale 1443: Raga Phenadyuti, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Phenadyuti
Scale 931Scale 931: Raga Kalakanthi, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Kalakanthi
Scale 2979Scale 2979: Gyptian, Ian Ring Music TheoryGyptian
Scale 4003Scale 4003: Sadyllic, Ian Ring Music TheorySadyllic

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