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Scale 2929: "Aeolathian"

Scale 2929: Aeolathian, 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
Aeolathian

Analysis

Cardinality7 (heptatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,4,5,6,8,9,11}
Forte Number7-Z38
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axesnone
Palindromicno
Chiralityyes
enantiomorph: 475
Hemitonia4 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
Imperfections3
Modes6
Prime?no
prime: 439
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector434442
Interval Spectrump4m4n4s3d4t2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,4}
<2> = {2,3,5}
<3> = {4,5,6,7}
<4> = {5,6,7,8}
<5> = {7,9,10}
<6> = {8,10,11}
Spectra Variation2.571
Maximally Evenno
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Ridge Tonesnone
ProprietyImproper
Heliotonicyes

Harmonic Chords

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 2929 can be rotated to make 6 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 439
Scale 439: Bythian, Ian Ring Music TheoryBythianThis is the prime mode
3rd mode:
Scale 2267
Scale 2267: Padian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPadian
4th mode:
Scale 3181
Scale 3181: Rolian, Ian Ring Music TheoryRolian
5th mode:
Scale 1819
Scale 1819: Pydian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPydian
6th mode:
Scale 2957
Scale 2957: Thygian, Ian Ring Music TheoryThygian
7th mode:
Scale 1763
Scale 1763: Katalian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatalian

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 439

Scale 439Scale 439: Bythian, Ian Ring Music TheoryBythian

Complement

The heptatonic modal family [2929, 439, 2267, 3181, 1819, 2957, 1763] (Forte: 7-Z38) is the complement of the pentatonic modal family [295, 625, 905, 2195, 3145] (Forte: 5-Z38)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 2929 is 475

Scale 475Scale 475: Aeolygian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolygian

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 2929 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 475

Scale 475Scale 475: Aeolygian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolygian

Transformations:

T0 2929  T0I 475
T1 1763  T1I 950
T2 3526  T2I 1900
T3 2957  T3I 3800
T4 1819  T4I 3505
T5 3638  T5I 2915
T6 3181  T6I 1735
T7 2267  T7I 3470
T8 439  T8I 2845
T9 878  T9I 1595
T10 1756  T10I 3190
T11 3512  T11I 2285

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 2931Scale 2931: Zathyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZathyllic
Scale 2933Scale 2933, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2937Scale 2937: Phragyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhragyllic
Scale 2913Scale 2913, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2921Scale 2921: Pogian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPogian
Scale 2897Scale 2897: Rycrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRycrimic
Scale 2865Scale 2865: Solimic, Ian Ring Music TheorySolimic
Scale 2993Scale 2993: Stythian, Ian Ring Music TheoryStythian
Scale 3057Scale 3057: Phroryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhroryllic
Scale 2673Scale 2673: Mythimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMythimic
Scale 2801Scale 2801: Zogian, Ian Ring Music TheoryZogian
Scale 2417Scale 2417: Kanimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKanimic
Scale 3441Scale 3441: Thacrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryThacrian
Scale 3953Scale 3953: Thagyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryThagyllic
Scale 881Scale 881: Aerothimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAerothimic
Scale 1905Scale 1905: Katacrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatacrian

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.