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Scale 1979

Scale 1979, Ian Ring Music Theory

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Tones9 (nonatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,3,4,5,7,8,9,10}
Forte Number9-11
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia6 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia3 (tricohemitonic)
prime: 1775
enantiomorph: 3005
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector667773
Interval Spectrump7m7n7s6d6t3
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2}
<2> = {2,3}
<3> = {3,4,5}
<4> = {5,6}
<5> = {6,7}
<6> = {7,8,9}
<7> = {9,10}
<8> = {10,11}
Spectra Variation1.111
Myhill Propertyno


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1979 can be rotated to make 8 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 3037
Scale 3037: nine tone scale, Ian Ring Music Theorynine tone scale
3rd mode:
Scale 1783
Scale 1783: Youlan scale, Ian Ring Music TheoryYoulan scale
4th mode:
Scale 2939
Scale 2939, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 3517
Scale 3517, Ian Ring Music Theory
6th mode:
Scale 1903
Scale 1903, Ian Ring Music Theory
7th mode:
Scale 2999
Scale 2999, Ian Ring Music Theory
8th mode:
Scale 3547
Scale 3547, Ian Ring Music Theory
9th mode:
Scale 3821
Scale 3821, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 1775

Scale 1775Scale 1775, Ian Ring Music Theory


The nonatonic modal family [1979, 3037, 1783, 2939, 3517, 1903, 2999, 3547, 3821] is the negative of the tritonic modal family [137, 289, 529]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1979 is 3005

Scale 3005Scale 3005, Ian Ring Music Theory


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1979 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 3005

Scale 3005Scale 3005, 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 1977Scale 1977, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1981Scale 1981: Houseini, Ian Ring Music TheoryHouseini
Scale 1983Scale 1983, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1971Scale 1971, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1975Scale 1975, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1963Scale 1963, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1947Scale 1947, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2011Scale 2011, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2043Scale 2043: Maqam Tarzanuyn, Ian Ring Music TheoryMaqam Tarzanuyn
Scale 1851Scale 1851, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1915Scale 1915, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1723Scale 1723: JG Octatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryJG Octatonic
Scale 1467Scale 1467: Spanish Phrygian, Ian Ring Music TheorySpanish Phrygian
Scale 955Scale 955, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3003Scale 3003: Genus Chromaticum, Ian Ring Music TheoryGenus Chromaticum
Scale 4027Scale 4027, 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