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Scale 279: "Poditonic"

Scale 279: Poditonic, 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

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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
Poditonic

Analysis

Cardinality5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,2,4,8}
Forte Number5-13
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axesnone
Palindromicno
Chiralityyes
enantiomorph: 3345
Hemitonia2 (dihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
Imperfections4
Modes4
Prime?yes
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
Maximally Evenno
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Ridge Tonesnone
ProprietyImproper
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: Ionothitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonothitonic
3rd mode:
Scale 3141
Scale 3141: Kanitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKanitonic
4th mode:
Scale 1809
Scale 1809: Ranitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRanitonic
5th mode:
Scale 369
Scale 369: Laditonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLaditonic

Prime

This is the prime form of this scale.

Complement

The pentatonic modal family [279, 2187, 3141, 1809, 369] (Forte: 5-13) is the complement of the heptatonic modal family [375, 1815, 1905, 2235, 2955, 3165, 3525] (Forte: 7-13)

Inverse

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

Scale 3345Scale 3345: Zylitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZylitonic

Enantiomorph

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

Scale 3345Scale 3345: Zylitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZylitonic

Transformations:

T0 279  T0I 3345
T1 558  T1I 2595
T2 1116  T2I 1095
T3 2232  T3I 2190
T4 369  T4I 285
T5 738  T5I 570
T6 1476  T6I 1140
T7 2952  T7I 2280
T8 1809  T8I 465
T9 3618  T9I 930
T10 3141  T10I 1860
T11 2187  T11I 3720

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: Mixolyric, Ian Ring Music TheoryMixolyric
Scale 275Scale 275: Dalic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDalic
Scale 283Scale 283: Aerylitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAerylitonic
Scale 287Scale 287: Gynimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryGynimic
Scale 263Scale 263, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 271Scale 271, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 295Scale 295: Gyritonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryGyritonic
Scale 311Scale 311: Stagimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStagimic
Scale 343Scale 343: Ionorimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonorimic
Scale 407Scale 407: Zylimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZylimic
Scale 23Scale 23, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 151Scale 151, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 535Scale 535, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 791Scale 791: Aeoloptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeoloptimic
Scale 1303Scale 1303: Epolimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpolimic
Scale 2327Scale 2327: Epalimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpalimic

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 (http://allthescales.org). Peruse this Bibliography.