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Scale 2981

Scale 2981, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones7 (heptatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,5,7,8,9,11}
Forte Number7-25
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia3 (trihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
prime: 733
enantiomorph: 1211
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector345342
Interval Spectrump4m3n5s4d3t2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3}
<2> = {2,3,5}
<3> = {4,5,6,7}
<4> = {5,6,7,8}
<5> = {7,9,10}
<6> = {9,10,11}
Spectra Variation2.286
Myhill Propertyno

Harmonic Chords


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 2981 can be rotated to make 6 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1769
Scale 1769: Blues Heptatonic II, Ian Ring Music TheoryBlues Heptatonic II
3rd mode:
Scale 733
Scale 733, Ian Ring Music TheoryThis is the prime mode
4th mode:
Scale 1207
Scale 1207, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 2651
Scale 2651, Ian Ring Music Theory
6th mode:
Scale 3373
Scale 3373, Ian Ring Music Theory
7th mode:
Scale 1867
Scale 1867, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 733

Scale 733Scale 733, Ian Ring Music Theory


The heptatonic modal family [2981, 1769, 733, 1207, 2651, 3373, 1867] is the negative of the pentatonic modal family [301, 721, 1099, 1673, 2597]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 2981 is 1211

Scale 1211Scale 1211, Ian Ring Music Theory


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 2981 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1211

Scale 1211Scale 1211, 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 2983Scale 2983, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2977Scale 2977, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2979Scale 2979, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2985Scale 2985, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2989Scale 2989: Bebop Minor, Ian Ring Music TheoryBebop Minor
Scale 2997Scale 2997: Major Bebop, Ian Ring Music TheoryMajor Bebop
Scale 2949Scale 2949, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2965Scale 2965, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3013Scale 3013, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3045Scale 3045, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2853Scale 2853, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2917Scale 2917: Nohkan Flute scale, Ian Ring Music TheoryNohkan Flute scale
Scale 2725Scale 2725: Raga Nagagandhari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Nagagandhari
Scale 2469Scale 2469: Raga Bhinna Pancama, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Bhinna Pancama
Scale 3493Scale 3493, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 4005Scale 4005, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 933Scale 933, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1957Scale 1957, 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