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Scale 2541: "Algerian"

Also known as: Sabiren

Scale 2541: Algerian, Ian Ring Music Theory
iii

i = imperfections

Tones8 (octatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,3,5,6,7,8,11}
Forte Number8-18
Rotational Symmetrynone
Palindromicno
Hemitonia5 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia2 (dicohemitonic)
Imperfections3
Modes7
Prime?no
prime: 879
Chiralityyes
enantiomorph: 1779
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector546553
Interval Spectrump5m5n6s4d5t3
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3}
<2> = {2,3,4}
<3> = {3,4,5,6}
<4> = {5,6,7}
<5> = {6,7,8,9}
<6> = {8,9,10}
<7> = {9,10,11}
Spectra Variation2
Myhill Propertyno
Coherenceno
Heliotonicno

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 2541 can be rotated to make 7 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1659
Scale 1659: Maqam Shadd'araban, Ian Ring Music TheoryMaqam Shadd'araban
3rd mode:
Scale 2877
Scale 2877, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 1743
Scale 1743, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 2919
Scale 2919, Ian Ring Music Theory
6th mode:
Scale 3507
Scale 3507: Maqam Hijaz, Ian Ring Music TheoryMaqam Hijaz
7th mode:
Scale 3801
Scale 3801, Ian Ring Music Theory
8th mode:
Scale 987
Scale 987, Ian Ring Music Theory

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 879

Scale 879Scale 879, Ian Ring Music Theory

Negative

The octatonic modal family [2541, 1659, 2877, 1743, 2919, 3507, 3801, 987] is the negative of the tetratonic modal family [147, 609, 777, 2121]

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 2541 is 1779

Scale 1779Scale 1779, Ian Ring Music Theory

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 2541 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1779

Scale 1779Scale 1779, 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 2543Scale 2543, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2537Scale 2537, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2539Scale 2539: Half-diminished Bebop, Ian Ring Music TheoryHalf-diminished Bebop
Scale 2533Scale 2533, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2549Scale 2549, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2557Scale 2557, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2509Scale 2509: Double Harmonic Minor, Ian Ring Music TheoryDouble Harmonic Minor
Scale 2525Scale 2525, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2477Scale 2477: Harmonic Minor, Ian Ring Music TheoryHarmonic Minor
Scale 2413Scale 2413: Harmonic Minor Flat 5, Ian Ring Music TheoryHarmonic Minor Flat 5
Scale 2285Scale 2285, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2797Scale 2797, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3053Scale 3053, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3565Scale 3565, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 493Scale 493, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1517Scale 1517, 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