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Scale 2989: "Bebop Minor"

Also known as: Zirafkend, Melodic Minor Bebop, Minor Bebop

Scale 2989: Bebop Minor, Ian Ring Music Theory

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Tones8 (octatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,3,5,7,8,9,11}
Forte Number8-27
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia4 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
prime: 1463
enantiomorph: 1723
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector456553
Interval Spectrump5m5n6s5d4t3
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2}
<2> = {2,3,4}
<3> = {4,5}
<4> = {5,6,7}
<5> = {7,8}
<6> = {8,9,10}
<7> = {10,11}
Spectra Variation1.25
Myhill Propertyno


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 2989 can be rotated to make 7 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1771
Scale 1771, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 2933
Scale 2933, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 1757
Scale 1757, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 1463
Scale 1463, Ian Ring Music TheoryThis is the prime mode
6th mode:
Scale 2779
Scale 2779: Shostakovich, Ian Ring Music TheoryShostakovich
7th mode:
Scale 3437
Scale 3437, Ian Ring Music Theory
8th mode:
Scale 1883
Scale 1883, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 1463

Scale 1463Scale 1463, Ian Ring Music Theory


The octatonic modal family [2989, 1771, 2933, 1757, 1463, 2779, 3437, 1883] is the negative of the tetratonic modal family [293, 593, 649, 1097]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 2989 is 1723

Scale 1723Scale 1723: JG Octatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryJG Octatonic


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 2989 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1723

Scale 1723Scale 1723: JG Octatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryJG Octatonic

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 2991Scale 2991, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2985Scale 2985, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2987Scale 2987: Neapolitan Major and Minor mixed, Ian Ring Music TheoryNeapolitan Major and Minor mixed
Scale 2981Scale 2981, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2997Scale 2997: Major Bebop, Ian Ring Music TheoryMajor Bebop
Scale 3005Scale 3005, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2957Scale 2957, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2973Scale 2973, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3021Scale 3021, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3053Scale 3053, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2861Scale 2861, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2925Scale 2925: Diminished, Ian Ring Music TheoryDiminished
Scale 2733Scale 2733: Melodic Minor ascending, Ian Ring Music TheoryMelodic Minor ascending
Scale 2477Scale 2477: Harmonic Minor, Ian Ring Music TheoryHarmonic Minor
Scale 3501Scale 3501: Maqam Nahawand, Ian Ring Music TheoryMaqam Nahawand
Scale 4013Scale 4013: Raga Pilu, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Pilu
Scale 941Scale 941: Mela Jhankaradhvani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Jhankaradhvani
Scale 1965Scale 1965: Raga Mukhari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Mukhari

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