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Scale 2579

Scale 2579, 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).


Cardinality5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,4,9,11}
Forte Number5-11
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axesnone
enantiomorph: 2315
Hemitonia2 (dihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
prime: 157
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector222220
Interval Spectrump2m2n2s2d2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3,5}
<2> = {2,3,4,7,8}
<3> = {4,5,8,9,10}
<4> = {7,9,10,11}
Spectra Variation4
Maximally Evenno
Myhill Propertyno
Ridge Tonesnone


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 2579 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 3337
Scale 3337, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 929
Scale 929, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 157
Scale 157, Ian Ring Music TheoryThis is the prime mode
5th mode:
Scale 1063
Scale 1063, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 157

Scale 157Scale 157, Ian Ring Music Theory


The pentatonic modal family [2579, 3337, 929, 157, 1063] (Forte: 5-11) is the complement of the heptatonic modal family [379, 1583, 1969, 2237, 2839, 3467, 3781] (Forte: 7-11)


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 2579 is 2315

Scale 2315Scale 2315, Ian Ring Music Theory


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 2579 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 2315

Scale 2315Scale 2315, Ian Ring Music Theory


T0 2579  T0I 2315
T1 1063  T1I 535
T2 2126  T2I 1070
T3 157  T3I 2140
T4 314  T4I 185
T5 628  T5I 370
T6 1256  T6I 740
T7 2512  T7I 1480
T8 929  T8I 2960
T9 1858  T9I 1825
T10 3716  T10I 3650
T11 3337  T11I 3205

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 2577Scale 2577, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2581Scale 2581: Raga Neroshta, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Neroshta
Scale 2583Scale 2583, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2587Scale 2587, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2563Scale 2563, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2571Scale 2571, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2595Scale 2595: Rolitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRolitonic
Scale 2611Scale 2611: Raga Vasanta, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Vasanta
Scale 2643Scale 2643: Raga Hamsanandi, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Hamsanandi
Scale 2707Scale 2707: Banimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBanimic
Scale 2835Scale 2835: Ionygimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonygimic
Scale 2067Scale 2067, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2323Scale 2323: Doptitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDoptitonic
Scale 3091Scale 3091, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3603Scale 3603, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 531Scale 531, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1555Scale 1555, 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. Some scale names used on this and other pages are ©2005 William Zeitler ( Peruse this Bibliography.