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Scale 1989

Scale 1989, Ian Ring Music Theory
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Tones7 (heptatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,6,7,8,9,10}
Forte Number7-9
Rotational Symmetrynone
Palindromicno
Hemitonia4 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia3 (tricohemitonic)
Imperfections4
Modes6
Prime?no
prime: 351
Chiralityyes
enantiomorph: 1149
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector453432
Interval Spectrump3m4n3s5d4t2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,4}
<2> = {2,3,4,5,6}
<3> = {3,4,5,6,7,8}
<4> = {4,5,6,7,8,9}
<5> = {6,7,8,9,10}
<6> = {8,10,11}
Spectra Variation3.429
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Coherenceno
Heliotonicyes

Harmonic Chords

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1989 can be rotated to make 6 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1521
Scale 1521, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 351
Scale 351, Ian Ring Music TheoryThis is the prime mode
4th mode:
Scale 2223
Scale 2223, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 3159
Scale 3159, Ian Ring Music Theory
6th mode:
Scale 3627
Scale 3627, Ian Ring Music Theory
7th mode:
Scale 3861
Scale 3861, Ian Ring Music Theory

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 351

Scale 351Scale 351, Ian Ring Music Theory

Negative

The heptatonic modal family [1989, 1521, 351, 2223, 3159, 3627, 3861] is the negative of the pentatonic modal family [87, 1473, 1797, 2091, 3093]

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1989 is 1149

Scale 1149Scale 1149, Ian Ring Music Theory

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1989 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1149

Scale 1149Scale 1149, 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 1991Scale 1991, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1985Scale 1985, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1987Scale 1987, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1993Scale 1993, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1997Scale 1997: Raga Cintamani, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Cintamani
Scale 2005Scale 2005, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2021Scale 2021, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1925Scale 1925, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1957Scale 1957, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1861Scale 1861, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1733Scale 1733: Raga Sarasvati, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Sarasvati
Scale 1477Scale 1477: Raga Jaganmohanam, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Jaganmohanam
Scale 965Scale 965, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3013Scale 3013, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 4037Scale 4037, 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