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Scale 2243: "Noyian"

Scale 2243: Noyian, Ian Ring Music Theory

Bracelet Diagram

The bracelet shows tones that are in this scale, starting from the top (12 o'clock), going clockwise in ascending semitones. The "i" icon marks imperfect tones that do not have a tone a fifth above. Dotted lines indicate axes of symmetry.

Tonnetz Diagram

Tonnetz diagrams are popular in Neo-Riemannian theory. Notes are arranged in a lattice where perfect 5th intervals are from left to right, major third are northeast, and major 6th intervals are northwest. Other directions are inverse of their opposite. This diagram helps to visualize common triads (they're triangles) and circle-of-fifth relationships (horizontal lines).

Common Names

Dozenal
Noyian

Analysis

Cardinality

Cardinality is the count of how many pitches are in the scale.

5 (pentatonic)

Pitch Class Set

The tones in this scale, expressed as numbers from 0 to 11

{0,1,6,7,11}

Forte Number

A code assigned by theorist Allen Forte, for this pitch class set and all of its transpositional (rotation) and inversional (reflection) transformations.

5-7

Rotational Symmetry

Some scales have rotational symmetry, sometimes known as "limited transposition". If there are any rotational symmetries, these are the intervals of periodicity.

none

Reflection Axes

If a scale has an axis of reflective symmetry, then it can transform into itself by inversion. It also implies that the scale has Ridge Tones. Notably an axis of reflection can occur directly on a tone or half way between two tones.

none

Palindromicity

A palindromic scale has the same pattern of intervals both ascending and descending.

no

Chirality

A chiral scale can not be transformed into its inverse by rotation. If a scale is chiral, then it has an enantiomorph.

yes
enantiomorph: 2147

Hemitonia

A hemitone is two tones separated by a semitone interval. Hemitonia describes how many such hemitones exist.

3 (trihemitonic)

Cohemitonia

A cohemitone is an instance of two adjacent hemitones. Cohemitonia describes how many such cohemitones exist.

1 (uncohemitonic)

Imperfections

An imperfection is a tone which does not have a perfect fifth above it in the scale. This value is the quantity of imperfections in this scale.

2

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformations of this scale. This number does not include the scale itself, so the number is usually one less than its cardinality; unless there are rotational symmetries then there are even fewer modes.

4

Prime Form

Describes if this scale is in prime form, using the Rahn/Ring formula.

no
prime: 199

Generator

Indicates if the scale can be constructed using a generator, and an origin.

none

Deep Scale

A deep scale is one where the interval vector has 6 different digits.

no

Interval Structure

Defines the scale as the sequence of intervals between one tone and the next.

[1, 5, 1, 4, 1]

Interval Vector

Describes the intervallic content of the scale, read from left to right as the number of occurences of each interval size from semitone, up to six semitones.

<3, 1, 0, 1, 3, 2>

Interval Spectrum

The same as the Interval Vector, but expressed in a syntax used by Howard Hanson.

p3msd3t2

Distribution Spectra

Describes the specific interval sizes that exist for each generic interval size. Each generic <g> has a spectrum {n,...}. The Spectrum Width is the difference between the highest and lowest values in each spectrum.

<1> = {1,4,5}
<2> = {2,5,6}
<3> = {6,7,10}
<4> = {7,8,11}

Spectra Variation

Determined by the Distribution Spectra; this is the sum of all spectrum widths divided by the scale cardinality.

3.2

Maximally Even

A scale is maximally even if the tones are optimally spaced apart from each other.

no

Maximal Area Set

A scale is a maximal area set if a polygon described by vertices dodecimetrically placed around a circle produces the maximal interior area for scales of the same cardinality. All maximally even sets have maximal area, but not all maximal area sets are maximally even.

no

Interior Area

Area of the polygon described by vertices placed for each tone of the scale dodecimetrically around a unit circle, ie a circle with radius of 1.

1.433

Polygon Perimeter

Perimeter of the polygon described by vertices placed for each tone of the scale dodecimetrically around a unit circle.

5.217

Myhill Property

A scale has Myhill Property if the Interval Spectra has exactly two specific intervals for every generic interval.

no

Balanced

A scale is balanced if the distribution of its tones would satisfy the "centrifuge problem", ie are placed such that it would balance on its centre point.

no

Ridge Tones

Ridge Tones are those that appear in all transpositions of a scale upon the members of that scale. Ridge Tones correspond directly with axes of reflective symmetry.

none

Propriety

Also known as Rothenberg Propriety, named after its inventor. Propriety describes whether every specific interval is uniquely mapped to a generic interval. A scale is either "Proper", "Strictly Proper", or "Improper".

Improper

Heteromorphic Profile

Defined by Norman Carey (2002), the heteromorphic profile is an ordered triple of (c, a, d) where c is the number of contradictions, a is the number of ambiguities, and d is the number of differences. When c is zero, the scale is Proper. When a is also zero, the scale is Strictly Proper.

(4, 8, 30)

Common Triads

There are no common triads (major, minor, augmented and diminished) that can be formed using notes in this scale.

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 2243 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 3169
Scale 3169: Tupian, Ian Ring Music TheoryTupian
3rd mode:
Scale 227
Scale 227: Bician, Ian Ring Music TheoryBician
4th mode:
Scale 2161
Scale 2161: Nezian, Ian Ring Music TheoryNezian
5th mode:
Scale 391
Scale 391: Ciyian, Ian Ring Music TheoryCiyian

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 199

Scale 199Scale 199: Raga Nabhomani, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Nabhomani

Complement

The pentatonic modal family [2243, 3169, 227, 2161, 391] (Forte: 5-7) is the complement of the heptatonic modal family [463, 967, 2279, 2531, 3187, 3313, 3641] (Forte: 7-7)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 2243 is 2147

Scale 2147Scale 2147: Narian, Ian Ring Music TheoryNarian

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 2243 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 2147

Scale 2147Scale 2147: Narian, Ian Ring Music TheoryNarian

Transformations:

In the abbreviation, the subscript number after "T" is the number of semitones of tranposition, "M" means the pitch class is multiplied by 5, and "I" means the result is inverted. Operation is an identical way to express the same thing; the syntax is <a,b> where each tone of the set x is transformed by the equation y = ax + b

Abbrev Operation Result Abbrev Operation Result
T0 <1,0> 2243       T0I <11,0> 2147
T1 <1,1> 391      T1I <11,1> 199
T2 <1,2> 782      T2I <11,2> 398
T3 <1,3> 1564      T3I <11,3> 796
T4 <1,4> 3128      T4I <11,4> 1592
T5 <1,5> 2161      T5I <11,5> 3184
T6 <1,6> 227      T6I <11,6> 2273
T7 <1,7> 454      T7I <11,7> 451
T8 <1,8> 908      T8I <11,8> 902
T9 <1,9> 1816      T9I <11,9> 1804
T10 <1,10> 3632      T10I <11,10> 3608
T11 <1,11> 3169      T11I <11,11> 3121
Abbrev Operation Result Abbrev Operation Result
T0M <5,0> 2273      T0MI <7,0> 227
T1M <5,1> 451      T1MI <7,1> 454
T2M <5,2> 902      T2MI <7,2> 908
T3M <5,3> 1804      T3MI <7,3> 1816
T4M <5,4> 3608      T4MI <7,4> 3632
T5M <5,5> 3121      T5MI <7,5> 3169
T6M <5,6> 2147      T6MI <7,6> 2243
T7M <5,7> 199      T7MI <7,7> 391
T8M <5,8> 398      T8MI <7,8> 782
T9M <5,9> 796      T9MI <7,9> 1564
T10M <5,10> 1592      T10MI <7,10> 3128
T11M <5,11> 3184      T11MI <7,11> 2161

The transformations that map this set to itself are: T0, T6MI

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 2241Scale 2241: Noxian, Ian Ring Music TheoryNoxian
Scale 2245Scale 2245: Raga Vaijayanti, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Vaijayanti
Scale 2247Scale 2247: Raga Vijayasri, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Vijayasri
Scale 2251Scale 2251: Zodimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZodimic
Scale 2259Scale 2259: Raga Mandari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Mandari
Scale 2275Scale 2275: Messiaen Mode 5, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen Mode 5
Scale 2179Scale 2179, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2211Scale 2211: Raga Gauri, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Gauri
Scale 2115Scale 2115: Muyian, Ian Ring Music TheoryMuyian
Scale 2371Scale 2371: Omoian, Ian Ring Music TheoryOmoian
Scale 2499Scale 2499: Pirian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPirian
Scale 2755Scale 2755: Rivian, Ian Ring Music TheoryRivian
Scale 3267Scale 3267: Urfian, Ian Ring Music TheoryUrfian
Scale 195Scale 195: Messiaen Truncated Mode 5, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen Truncated Mode 5
Scale 1219Scale 1219: Hidian, Ian Ring Music TheoryHidian

This scale analysis was created by Ian Ring, Canadian Composer of works for Piano, and total music theory nerd. Scale notation generated by VexFlow, graph visualization by Graphviz, and MIDI playback by MIDI.js. All other diagrams and visualizations are © Ian Ring. Some scale names used on this and other pages are ©2005 William Zeitler (http://allthescales.org) used with permission.

Pitch spelling algorithm employed here is adapted from a method by Uzay Bora, Baris Tekin Tezel, and Alper Vahaplar. (An algorithm for spelling the pitches of any musical scale) Contact authors Patent owner: Dokuz Eylül University, Used with Permission. Contact TTO

Tons of background resources contributed to the production of this summary; for a list of these peruse this Bibliography. Special thanks to Richard Repp for helping with technical accuracy, and George Howlett for assistance with the Carnatic ragas.