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Scale 279

Scale 279, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,2,4,8}
Forte Number5-13
Rotational Symmetrynone
Palindromicno
Hemitonia2 (dihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
Imperfections4
Modes4
Prime?yes
Chiralityyes
enantiomorph: 3345
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector221311
Interval Spectrumpm3ns2d2t
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,4}
<2> = {2,3,5,6,8}
<3> = {4,6,7,9,10}
<4> = {8,10,11}
Spectra Variation3.6
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Coherenceno
Heliotonicno

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 279 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 2187
Scale 2187, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 3141
Scale 3141, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 1809
Scale 1809, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 369
Scale 369, Ian Ring Music Theory

Prime

This is the prime form of this scale.

Negative

The pentatonic modal family [279, 2187, 3141, 1809, 369] is the negative of the heptatonic modal family [375, 1815, 1905, 2235, 2955, 3165, 3525]

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 279 is 3345

Scale 3345Scale 3345, Ian Ring Music Theory

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 279 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 3345

Scale 3345Scale 3345, 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 277Scale 277, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 275Scale 275, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 283Scale 283, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 287Scale 287, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 263Scale 263, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 271Scale 271, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 295Scale 295, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 311Scale 311, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 343Scale 343, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 407Scale 407, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 23Scale 23, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 151Scale 151, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 535Scale 535, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 791Scale 791, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1303Scale 1303, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2327Scale 2327, 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