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Scale 2277: "Kagimic"

Scale 2277: Kagimic, 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

Zeitler
Kagimic
Dozenal
Nutian

Analysis

Cardinality

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

6 (hexatonic)

Pitch Class Set

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

{0,2,5,6,7,11}

Forte Number

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

6-18

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: 1251

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.

5

Prime Form

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

no
prime: 423

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.

[2, 3, 1, 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, 2, 2, 2, 4, 2>

Interval Spectrum

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

p4m2n2s2d3t2

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> = {1,2,3,4}
<2> = {2,3,4,5}
<3> = {5,6,7}
<4> = {7,8,9,10}
<5> = {8,9,10,11}

Spectra Variation

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

2.333

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.

2.116

Polygon Perimeter

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

5.699

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.

(6, 12, 57)

Common Triads

These are the common triads (major, minor, augmented and diminished) that you can create from members of this scale.

* Pitches are shown with C as the root

Triad TypeTriad*Pitch ClassesDegreeEccentricityCloseness Centrality
Major TriadsG{7,11,2}121
Minor Triadsbm{11,2,6}210.67
Diminished Triads{11,2,5}121

The following pitch classes are not present in any of the common triads: {0}

Parsimonious Voice Leading Between Common Triads of Scale 2277. Created by Ian Ring ©2019 Parsimonious Voice Leading Between Common Triads of Scale 2277. Created by Ian Ring ©2019 G bm bm G->bm b°->bm

Above is a graph showing opportunities for parsimonious voice leading between triads*. Each line connects two triads that have two common tones, while the third tone changes by one generic scale step.

Diameter2
Radius1
Self-Centeredno
Central Verticesbm
Peripheral VerticesG, b°

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 2277 can be rotated to make 5 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1593
Scale 1593: Zogimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZogimic
3rd mode:
Scale 711
Scale 711: Raga Chandrajyoti, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Chandrajyoti
4th mode:
Scale 2403
Scale 2403: Lycrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLycrimic
5th mode:
Scale 3249
Scale 3249: Raga Tilang, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Tilang
6th mode:
Scale 459
Scale 459: Zaptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZaptimic

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 423

Scale 423Scale 423: Sogimic, Ian Ring Music TheorySogimic

Complement

The hexatonic modal family [2277, 1593, 711, 2403, 3249, 459] (Forte: 6-18) is the complement of the hexatonic modal family [423, 909, 1251, 2259, 2673, 3177] (Forte: 6-18)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 2277 is 1251

Scale 1251Scale 1251: Sylimic, Ian Ring Music TheorySylimic

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 2277 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1251

Scale 1251Scale 1251: Sylimic, Ian Ring Music TheorySylimic

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> 2277       T0I <11,0> 1251
T1 <1,1> 459      T1I <11,1> 2502
T2 <1,2> 918      T2I <11,2> 909
T3 <1,3> 1836      T3I <11,3> 1818
T4 <1,4> 3672      T4I <11,4> 3636
T5 <1,5> 3249      T5I <11,5> 3177
T6 <1,6> 2403      T6I <11,6> 2259
T7 <1,7> 711      T7I <11,7> 423
T8 <1,8> 1422      T8I <11,8> 846
T9 <1,9> 2844      T9I <11,9> 1692
T10 <1,10> 1593      T10I <11,10> 3384
T11 <1,11> 3186      T11I <11,11> 2673
Abbrev Operation Result Abbrev Operation Result
T0M <5,0> 3267      T0MI <7,0> 2151
T1M <5,1> 2439      T1MI <7,1> 207
T2M <5,2> 783      T2MI <7,2> 414
T3M <5,3> 1566      T3MI <7,3> 828
T4M <5,4> 3132      T4MI <7,4> 1656
T5M <5,5> 2169      T5MI <7,5> 3312
T6M <5,6> 243      T6MI <7,6> 2529
T7M <5,7> 486      T7MI <7,7> 963
T8M <5,8> 972      T8MI <7,8> 1926
T9M <5,9> 1944      T9MI <7,9> 3852
T10M <5,10> 3888      T10MI <7,10> 3609
T11M <5,11> 3681      T11MI <7,11> 3123

The transformations that map this set to itself are: T0

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 2279Scale 2279: Dyrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryDyrian
Scale 2273Scale 2273: Nurian, Ian Ring Music TheoryNurian
Scale 2275Scale 2275: Messiaen Mode 5, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen Mode 5
Scale 2281Scale 2281: Rathimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRathimic
Scale 2285Scale 2285: Aerogian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAerogian
Scale 2293Scale 2293: Gorian, Ian Ring Music TheoryGorian
Scale 2245Scale 2245: Raga Vaijayanti, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Vaijayanti
Scale 2261Scale 2261: Raga Caturangini, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Caturangini
Scale 2213Scale 2213: Raga Desh, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Desh
Scale 2149Scale 2149: Nasian, Ian Ring Music TheoryNasian
Scale 2405Scale 2405: Katalimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatalimic
Scale 2533Scale 2533: Podian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPodian
Scale 2789Scale 2789: Zolian, Ian Ring Music TheoryZolian
Scale 3301Scale 3301: Chromatic Mixolydian Inverse, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic Mixolydian Inverse
Scale 229Scale 229: Bidian, Ian Ring Music TheoryBidian
Scale 1253Scale 1253: Zolimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZolimic

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.