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Scale 283: "Aerylitonic"

Scale 283: Aerylitonic, 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



Cardinality5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,3,4,8}
Forte Number5-Z17
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axes2
Hemitonia2 (dihemitonic)
Cohemitonia0 (ancohemitonic)
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector212320
Interval Spectrump2m3n2sd2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,4}
<2> = {3,5,8}
<3> = {4,7,9}
<4> = {8,10,11}
Spectra Variation3.2
Maximally Evenno
Maximal Area Setno
Interior Area1.799
Myhill Propertyno
Ridge Tones[4]

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 TriadsG♯{8,0,3}121
Minor Triadsc♯m{1,4,8}121
Augmented TriadsC+{0,4,8}210.67
Parsimonious Voice Leading Between Common Triads of Scale 283. Created by Ian Ring ©2019 C+ C+ c#m c#m C+->c#m G# G# C+->G#

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.

Central VerticesC+
Peripheral Verticesc♯m, G♯


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 283 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 2189
Scale 2189: Zagitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZagitonic
3rd mode:
Scale 1571
Scale 1571: Lagitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLagitonic
4th mode:
Scale 2833
Scale 2833: Dolitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDolitonic
5th mode:
Scale 433
Scale 433: Raga Zilaf, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Zilaf


This is the prime form of this scale.


The pentatonic modal family [283, 2189, 1571, 2833, 433] (Forte: 5-Z17) is the complement of the heptatonic modal family [631, 953, 1831, 2363, 2963, 3229, 3529] (Forte: 7-Z17)


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 283 is 2833

Scale 2833Scale 2833: Dolitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDolitonic


T0 283  T0I 2833
T1 566  T1I 1571
T2 1132  T2I 3142
T3 2264  T3I 2189
T4 433  T4I 283
T5 866  T5I 566
T6 1732  T6I 1132
T7 3464  T7I 2264
T8 2833  T8I 433
T9 1571  T9I 866
T10 3142  T10I 1732
T11 2189  T11I 3464

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 281Scale 281: Lanic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLanic
Scale 285Scale 285: Zaritonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZaritonic
Scale 287Scale 287: Gynimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryGynimic
Scale 275Scale 275: Dalic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDalic
Scale 279Scale 279: Poditonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPoditonic
Scale 267Scale 267, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 299Scale 299: Raga Chitthakarshini, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Chitthakarshini
Scale 315Scale 315: Stodimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStodimic
Scale 347Scale 347: Barimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBarimic
Scale 411Scale 411: Lygimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLygimic
Scale 27Scale 27, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 155Scale 155, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 539Scale 539, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 795Scale 795: Aeologimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeologimic
Scale 1307Scale 1307: Katorimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatorimic
Scale 2331Scale 2331: Dylimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDylimic

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, graph visualization by Graphviz, and MIDI playback by MIDI.js. Some scale names used on this and other pages are ©2005 William Zeitler ( used with permission. Tons of background resources contributed to the production of this summary; for a list of these peruse this Bibliography.