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Scale 2997: "Major Bebop"

Also known as: Altered Mixolydian, Bebop Major

Scale 2997: Major Bebop, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones8 (octatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,4,5,7,8,9,11}
Forte Number8-26
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia4 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
prime: 1467
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector456562
Interval Spectrump6m5n6s5d4t2
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 2997 can be rotated to make 7 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1773
Scale 1773: Blues scale II, Ian Ring Music TheoryBlues scale II
3rd mode:
Scale 1467
Scale 1467: Spanish Phrygian, Ian Ring Music TheorySpanish PhrygianThis is the prime mode
4th mode:
Scale 2781
Scale 2781, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 1719
Scale 1719, Ian Ring Music Theory
6th mode:
Scale 2907
Scale 2907: Magen Abot, Ian Ring Music TheoryMagen Abot
7th mode:
Scale 3501
Scale 3501: Maqam Nahawand, Ian Ring Music TheoryMaqam Nahawand
8th mode:
Scale 1899
Scale 1899, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 1467

Scale 1467Scale 1467: Spanish Phrygian, Ian Ring Music TheorySpanish Phrygian


The octatonic modal family [2997, 1773, 1467, 2781, 1719, 2907, 3501, 1899] is the negative of the tetratonic modal family [297, 549, 657, 1161]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 2997 is 1467

Scale 1467Scale 1467: Spanish Phrygian, Ian Ring Music TheorySpanish Phrygian

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 2999Scale 2999: Chromatic and Permuted Diatonic Dorian mixed, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic and Permuted Diatonic Dorian mixed
Scale 2993Scale 2993, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2995Scale 2995: Raga Saurashtra, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Saurashtra
Scale 3001Scale 3001, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3005Scale 3005, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2981Scale 2981, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2989Scale 2989: Bebop Minor, Ian Ring Music TheoryBebop Minor
Scale 2965Scale 2965, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3029Scale 3029, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3061Scale 3061, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2869Scale 2869: Ionian Augmented, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonian Augmented
Scale 2933Scale 2933, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2741Scale 2741: Major, Ian Ring Music TheoryMajor
Scale 2485Scale 2485: Harmonic Major, Ian Ring Music TheoryHarmonic Major
Scale 3509Scale 3509, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 4021Scale 4021: Raga Pahadi, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Pahadi
Scale 949Scale 949: Mela Mararanjani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Mararanjani
Scale 1973Scale 1973, 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