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Scale 2801: "Zogian"

Scale 2801: Zogian, 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
Zogian
Dozenal
Roxian

Analysis

Cardinality

Cardinality is the count of how many pitches are in the scale.

7 (heptatonic)

Pitch Class Set

The tones in this scale, expressed as numbers from 0 to 11

{0,4,5,6,7,9,11}

Forte Number

A code assigned by theorist Allen Forte, for this pitch class set and all of its transpositional (rotation) and inversional (reflection) transformations.

7-14

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.

none

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.

yes
enantiomorph: 491

Hemitonia

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

4 (multihemitonic)

Cohemitonia

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

2 (dicohemitonic)

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.

2

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.

6

Prime Form

Describes if this scale is in prime form, using the Rahn/Ring formula.

no
prime: 431

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.

[4, 1, 1, 1, 2, 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.

<4, 4, 3, 3, 5, 2>

Interval Spectrum

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

p5m3n3s4d4t2

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> = {1,2,4}
<2> = {2,3,4,5}
<3> = {3,4,5,6,7}
<4> = {5,6,7,8,9}
<5> = {7,8,9,10}
<6> = {8,10,11}

Spectra Variation

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

2.857

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.

2.299

Polygon Perimeter

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

5.803

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.

none

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".

Improper

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.

(25, 38, 102)

Tertian Harmonic Chords

Tertian chords are made from alternating members of the scale, ie built from "stacked thirds". Not all scales lend themselves well to tertian harmony.

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 TriadsC{0,4,7}231.4
F{5,9,0}231.4
Minor Triadsem{4,7,11}142
am{9,0,4}221.2
Diminished Triadsf♯°{6,9,0}142
Parsimonious Voice Leading Between Common Triads of Scale 2801. Created by Ian Ring ©2019 C C em em C->em am am C->am F F f#° f#° F->f#° F->am

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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.

Diameter4
Radius2
Self-Centeredno
Central Verticesam
Peripheral Verticesem, f♯°

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 2801 can be rotated to make 6 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 431
Scale 431: Epyrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpyrianThis is the prime mode
3rd mode:
Scale 2263
Scale 2263: Lycrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryLycrian
4th mode:
Scale 3179
Scale 3179: Daptian, Ian Ring Music TheoryDaptian
5th mode:
Scale 3637
Scale 3637: Raga Rageshri, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Rageshri
6th mode:
Scale 1933
Scale 1933: Mocrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryMocrian
7th mode:
Scale 1507
Scale 1507: Zynian, Ian Ring Music TheoryZynian

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 431

Scale 431Scale 431: Epyrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpyrian

Complement

The heptatonic modal family [2801, 431, 2263, 3179, 3637, 1933, 1507] (Forte: 7-14) is the complement of the pentatonic modal family [167, 901, 1249, 2131, 3113] (Forte: 5-14)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 2801 is 491

Scale 491Scale 491: Aeolyrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolyrian

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 2801 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 491

Scale 491Scale 491: Aeolyrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolyrian

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> 2801       T0I <11,0> 491
T1 <1,1> 1507      T1I <11,1> 982
T2 <1,2> 3014      T2I <11,2> 1964
T3 <1,3> 1933      T3I <11,3> 3928
T4 <1,4> 3866      T4I <11,4> 3761
T5 <1,5> 3637      T5I <11,5> 3427
T6 <1,6> 3179      T6I <11,6> 2759
T7 <1,7> 2263      T7I <11,7> 1423
T8 <1,8> 431      T8I <11,8> 2846
T9 <1,9> 862      T9I <11,9> 1597
T10 <1,10> 1724      T10I <11,10> 3194
T11 <1,11> 3448      T11I <11,11> 2293
Abbrev Operation Result Abbrev Operation Result
T0M <5,0> 3011      T0MI <7,0> 2171
T1M <5,1> 1927      T1MI <7,1> 247
T2M <5,2> 3854      T2MI <7,2> 494
T3M <5,3> 3613      T3MI <7,3> 988
T4M <5,4> 3131      T4MI <7,4> 1976
T5M <5,5> 2167      T5MI <7,5> 3952
T6M <5,6> 239      T6MI <7,6> 3809
T7M <5,7> 478      T7MI <7,7> 3523
T8M <5,8> 956      T8MI <7,8> 2951
T9M <5,9> 1912      T9MI <7,9> 1807
T10M <5,10> 3824      T10MI <7,10> 3614
T11M <5,11> 3553      T11MI <7,11> 3133

The transformations that map this set to itself are: T0

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 2803Scale 2803: Raga Bhatiyar, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Bhatiyar
Scale 2805Scale 2805: Ishikotsucho, Ian Ring Music TheoryIshikotsucho
Scale 2809Scale 2809: Gythyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryGythyllic
Scale 2785Scale 2785: Ronian, Ian Ring Music TheoryRonian
Scale 2793Scale 2793: Eporian, Ian Ring Music TheoryEporian
Scale 2769Scale 2769: Dyrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDyrimic
Scale 2737Scale 2737: Raga Hari Nata, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Hari Nata
Scale 2673Scale 2673: Mythimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMythimic
Scale 2929Scale 2929: Aeolathian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolathian
Scale 3057Scale 3057: Phroryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhroryllic
Scale 2289Scale 2289: Mocrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMocrimic
Scale 2545Scale 2545: Thycrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryThycrian
Scale 3313Scale 3313: Aeolacrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolacrian
Scale 3825Scale 3825: Pynyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPynyllic
Scale 753Scale 753: Aeronimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeronimic
Scale 1777Scale 1777: Saptian, Ian Ring Music TheorySaptian

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.