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Scale 2661: "Stydimic"

Scale 2661: Stydimic, 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
Stydimic
Dozenal
Qomian

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

{0,2,5,6,9,11}

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-Z50

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.

[5.5]

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.

no

Hemitonia

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

2 (dihemitonic)

Cohemitonia

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

0 (ancohemitonic)

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.

3

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: 723

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, 3, 2, 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.

<2, 2, 4, 2, 3, 2>

Interval Spectrum

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

p3m2n4s2d2t2

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

Spectra Variation

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

1.667

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.

2.366

Polygon Perimeter

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

5.864

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.

[11]

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".

Proper

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.

(0, 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 TriadsD{2,6,9}321.17
F{5,9,0}231.5
Minor Triadsdm{2,5,9}321.17
bm{11,2,6}231.5
Diminished Triadsf♯°{6,9,0}231.5
{11,2,5}231.5
Parsimonious Voice Leading Between Common Triads of Scale 2661. Created by Ian Ring ©2019 dm dm D D dm->D F F dm->F dm->b° f#° f#° D->f#° bm bm D->bm F->f#° 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.

Diameter3
Radius2
Self-Centeredno
Central Verticesdm, D
Peripheral VerticesF, f♯°, b°, bm

Triad Polychords

Also known as Bi-Triadic Hexatonics (a term coined by mDecks), and related to Generic Modality Compression (a method for guitar by Mick Goodrick and Tim Miller), these are two common triads that when combined use all the tones in this scale.

There are 2 ways that this hexatonic scale can be split into two common triads.


Major: {5, 9, 0}
Minor: {11, 2, 6}

Diminished: {6, 9, 0}
Diminished: {11, 2, 5}

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 2661 can be rotated to make 5 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1689
Scale 1689: Lorimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLorimic
3rd mode:
Scale 723
Scale 723: Ionadimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonadimicThis is the prime mode
4th mode:
Scale 2409
Scale 2409: Zacrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZacrimic
5th mode:
Scale 813
Scale 813: Larimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLarimic
6th mode:
Scale 1227
Scale 1227: Thacrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryThacrimic

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 723

Scale 723Scale 723: Ionadimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonadimic

Complement

The hexatonic modal family [2661, 1689, 723, 2409, 813, 1227] (Forte: 6-Z50) is the complement of the hexatonic modal family [717, 843, 1203, 1641, 2469, 2649] (Forte: 6-Z29)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 2661 is 1227

Scale 1227Scale 1227: Thacrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryThacrimic

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> 2661       T0I <11,0> 1227
T1 <1,1> 1227      T1I <11,1> 2454
T2 <1,2> 2454      T2I <11,2> 813
T3 <1,3> 813      T3I <11,3> 1626
T4 <1,4> 1626      T4I <11,4> 3252
T5 <1,5> 3252      T5I <11,5> 2409
T6 <1,6> 2409      T6I <11,6> 723
T7 <1,7> 723      T7I <11,7> 1446
T8 <1,8> 1446      T8I <11,8> 2892
T9 <1,9> 2892      T9I <11,9> 1689
T10 <1,10> 1689      T10I <11,10> 3378
T11 <1,11> 3378      T11I <11,11> 2661
Abbrev Operation Result Abbrev Operation Result
T0M <5,0> 1731      T0MI <7,0> 2157
T1M <5,1> 3462      T1MI <7,1> 219
T2M <5,2> 2829      T2MI <7,2> 438
T3M <5,3> 1563      T3MI <7,3> 876
T4M <5,4> 3126      T4MI <7,4> 1752
T5M <5,5> 2157      T5MI <7,5> 3504
T6M <5,6> 219      T6MI <7,6> 2913
T7M <5,7> 438      T7MI <7,7> 1731
T8M <5,8> 876      T8MI <7,8> 3462
T9M <5,9> 1752      T9MI <7,9> 2829
T10M <5,10> 3504      T10MI <7,10> 1563
T11M <5,11> 2913      T11MI <7,11> 3126

The transformations that map this set to itself are: T0, T11I

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 2663Scale 2663: Lalian, Ian Ring Music TheoryLalian
Scale 2657Scale 2657: Qokian, Ian Ring Music TheoryQokian
Scale 2659Scale 2659: Katynimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatynimic
Scale 2665Scale 2665: Aeradimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeradimic
Scale 2669Scale 2669: Jeths' Mode, Ian Ring Music TheoryJeths' Mode
Scale 2677Scale 2677: Thodian, Ian Ring Music TheoryThodian
Scale 2629Scale 2629: Raga Shubravarni, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Shubravarni
Scale 2645Scale 2645: Raga Mruganandana, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Mruganandana
Scale 2597Scale 2597: Raga Rasranjani, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Rasranjani
Scale 2725Scale 2725: Raga Nagagandhari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Nagagandhari
Scale 2789Scale 2789: Zolian, Ian Ring Music TheoryZolian
Scale 2917Scale 2917: Nohkan Flute Scale, Ian Ring Music TheoryNohkan Flute Scale
Scale 2149Scale 2149: Nasian, Ian Ring Music TheoryNasian
Scale 2405Scale 2405: Katalimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatalimic
Scale 3173Scale 3173: Zarimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZarimic
Scale 3685Scale 3685: Kodian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKodian
Scale 613Scale 613: Phralitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhralitonic
Scale 1637Scale 1637: Syptimic, Ian Ring Music TheorySyptimic

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.