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Scale 1983

Scale 1983, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones10 (decatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10}
Forte Number10-5
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia8 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia6 (multicohemitonic)
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector888894
Interval Spectrump9m8n8s8d8t4
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2}
<2> = {2,3}
<3> = {3,4}
<4> = {4,5}
<5> = {5,6,7}
<6> = {7,8}
<7> = {8,9}
<8> = {9,10}
<9> = {10,11}
Spectra Variation1
Myhill Propertyno


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1983 can be rotated to make 9 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 3039
Scale 3039, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 3567
Scale 3567, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 3831
Scale 3831, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 3963
Scale 3963, Ian Ring Music Theory
6th mode:
Scale 4029
Scale 4029: Major/Minor mixed, Ian Ring Music TheoryMajor/Minor mixed
7th mode:
Scale 2031
Scale 2031, Ian Ring Music Theory
8th mode:
Scale 3063
Scale 3063, Ian Ring Music Theory
9th mode:
Scale 3579
Scale 3579, Ian Ring Music Theory
10th mode:
Scale 3837
Scale 3837: Minor Pentatonic with leading tones, Ian Ring Music TheoryMinor Pentatonic with leading tones


This is the prime form of this scale.


The decatonic modal family [1983, 3039, 3567, 3831, 3963, 4029, 2031, 3063, 3579, 3837] is the negative of the modal family [33, 129]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1983 is 4029

Scale 4029Scale 4029: Major/Minor mixed, Ian Ring Music TheoryMajor/Minor mixed

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 1981Scale 1981: Houseini, Ian Ring Music TheoryHouseini
Scale 1979Scale 1979, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1975Scale 1975, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1967Scale 1967: Diatonic Dorian mixed, Ian Ring Music TheoryDiatonic Dorian mixed
Scale 1951Scale 1951, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2015Scale 2015: Messiaen mode 7, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen mode 7
Scale 2047Scale 2047, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1855Scale 1855, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1919Scale 1919, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1727Scale 1727, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1471Scale 1471, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 959Scale 959, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3007Scale 3007, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 4031Scale 4031, 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