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Scale 3045: "Raptyllic"

Scale 3045: Raptyllic, 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

Zeitler
Raptyllic
Dozenal
Taqian

Analysis

Cardinality

Cardinality is the count of how many pitches are in the scale.

8 (octatonic)

Pitch Class Set

The tones in this scale, expressed as numbers from 0 to 11

{0,2,5,6,7,8,9,11}

Forte Number

A code assigned by theorist Allen Forte, for this pitch class set and all of its transpositional (rotation) and inversional (reflection) transformations.

8-13

Rotational Symmetry

Some scales have rotational symmetry, sometimes known as "limited transposition". If there are any rotational symmetries, these are the intervals of periodicity.

none

Reflection Axes

If a scale has an axis of reflective symmetry, then it can transform into itself by inversion. It also implies that the scale has Ridge Tones. Notably an axis of reflection can occur directly on a tone or half way between two tones.

none

Palindromicity

A palindromic scale has the same pattern of intervals both ascending and descending.

no

Chirality

A chiral scale can not be transformed into its inverse by rotation. If a scale is chiral, then it has an enantiomorph.

yes
enantiomorph: 1275

Hemitonia

A hemitone is two tones separated by a semitone interval. Hemitonia describes how many such hemitones exist.

5 (multihemitonic)

Cohemitonia

A cohemitone is an instance of two adjacent hemitones. Cohemitonia describes how many such cohemitones exist.

3 (tricohemitonic)

Imperfections

An imperfection is a tone which does not have a perfect fifth above it in the scale. This value is the quantity of imperfections in this scale.

3

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformations of this scale. This number does not include the scale itself, so the number is usually one less than its cardinality; unless there are rotational symmetries then there are even fewer modes.

7

Prime Form

Describes if this scale is in prime form, using the Rahn/Ring formula.

no
prime: 735

Generator

Indicates if the scale can be constructed using a generator, and an origin.

none

Deep Scale

A deep scale is one where the interval vector has 6 different digits.

no

Interval Structure

Defines the scale as the sequence of intervals between one tone and the next.

[2, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1]

Interval Vector

Describes the intervallic content of the scale, read from left to right as the number of occurences of each interval size from semitone, up to six semitones.

<5, 5, 6, 4, 5, 3>

Interval Spectrum

The same as the Interval Vector, but expressed in a syntax used by Howard Hanson.

p5m4n6s5d5t3

Distribution Spectra

Describes the specific interval sizes that exist for each generic interval size. Each generic <g> has a spectrum {n,...}. The Spectrum Width is the difference between the highest and lowest values in each spectrum.

<1> = {1,2,3}
<2> = {2,3,4,5}
<3> = {3,4,5,6}
<4> = {4,5,6,7,8}
<5> = {6,7,8,9}
<6> = {7,8,9,10}
<7> = {9,10,11}

Spectra Variation

Determined by the Distribution Spectra; this is the sum of all spectrum widths divided by the scale cardinality.

2.5

Maximally Even

A scale is maximally even if the tones are optimally spaced apart from each other.

no

Maximal Area Set

A scale is a maximal area set if a polygon described by vertices dodecimetrically placed around a circle produces the maximal interior area for scales of the same cardinality. All maximally even sets have maximal area, but not all maximal area sets are maximally even.

no

Interior Area

Area of the polygon described by vertices placed for each tone of the scale dodecimetrically around a unit circle, ie a circle with radius of 1.

2.616

Polygon Perimeter

Perimeter of the polygon described by vertices placed for each tone of the scale dodecimetrically around a unit circle.

6.002

Myhill Property

A scale has Myhill Property if the Interval Spectra has exactly two specific intervals for every generic interval.

no

Balanced

A scale is balanced if the distribution of its tones would satisfy the "centrifuge problem", ie are placed such that it would balance on its centre point.

no

Ridge Tones

Ridge Tones are those that appear in all transpositions of a scale upon the members of that scale. Ridge Tones correspond directly with axes of reflective symmetry.

none

Propriety

Also known as Rothenberg Propriety, named after its inventor. Propriety describes whether every specific interval is uniquely mapped to a generic interval. A scale is either "Proper", "Strictly Proper", or "Improper".

Improper

Heteromorphic Profile

Defined by Norman Carey (2002), the heteromorphic profile is an ordered triple of (c, a, d) where c is the number of contradictions, a is the number of ambiguities, and d is the number of differences. When c is zero, the scale is Proper. When a is also zero, the scale is Strictly Proper.

(36, 72, 151)

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 TriadsD{2,6,9}341.91
F{5,9,0}341.91
G{7,11,2}242.27
Minor Triadsdm{2,5,9}441.82
fm{5,8,0}342
bm{11,2,6}342
Diminished Triads{2,5,8}242.09
{5,8,11}242.27
f♯°{6,9,0}242.18
g♯°{8,11,2}242.36
{11,2,5}242.09
Parsimonious Voice Leading Between Common Triads of Scale 3045. Created by Ian Ring ©2019 dm dm d°->dm fm fm d°->fm D D dm->D F F dm->F dm->b° f#° f#° D->f#° bm bm D->bm f°->fm g#° g#° f°->g#° fm->F F->f#° Parsimonious Voice Leading Between Common Triads of Scale 3045. Created by Ian Ring ©2019 G G->g#° G->bm b°->bm

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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.

Diameter4
Radius4
Self-Centeredyes

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 3045 can be rotated to make 7 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1785
Scale 1785: Tharyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryTharyllic
3rd mode:
Scale 735
Scale 735: Sylyllic, Ian Ring Music TheorySylyllicThis is the prime mode
4th mode:
Scale 2415
Scale 2415: Lothyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLothyllic
5th mode:
Scale 3255
Scale 3255: Daryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDaryllic
6th mode:
Scale 3675
Scale 3675: Monyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMonyllic
7th mode:
Scale 3885
Scale 3885: Styryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStyryllic
8th mode:
Scale 1995
Scale 1995: Sideways Scale, Ian Ring Music TheorySideways Scale

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 735

Scale 735Scale 735: Sylyllic, Ian Ring Music TheorySylyllic

Complement

The octatonic modal family [3045, 1785, 735, 2415, 3255, 3675, 3885, 1995] (Forte: 8-13) is the complement of the tetratonic modal family [75, 705, 1545, 2085] (Forte: 4-13)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 3045 is 1275

Scale 1275Scale 1275: Stagyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStagyllic

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 3045 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1275

Scale 1275Scale 1275: Stagyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStagyllic

Transformations:

In the abbreviation, the subscript number after "T" is the number of semitones of tranposition, "M" means the pitch class is multiplied by 5, and "I" means the result is inverted. Operation is an identical way to express the same thing; the syntax is <a,b> where each tone of the set x is transformed by the equation y = ax + b

Abbrev Operation Result Abbrev Operation Result
T0 <1,0> 3045       T0I <11,0> 1275
T1 <1,1> 1995      T1I <11,1> 2550
T2 <1,2> 3990      T2I <11,2> 1005
T3 <1,3> 3885      T3I <11,3> 2010
T4 <1,4> 3675      T4I <11,4> 4020
T5 <1,5> 3255      T5I <11,5> 3945
T6 <1,6> 2415      T6I <11,6> 3795
T7 <1,7> 735      T7I <11,7> 3495
T8 <1,8> 1470      T8I <11,8> 2895
T9 <1,9> 2940      T9I <11,9> 1695
T10 <1,10> 1785      T10I <11,10> 3390
T11 <1,11> 3570      T11I <11,11> 2685
Abbrev Operation Result Abbrev Operation Result
T0M <5,0> 3795      T0MI <7,0> 2415
T1M <5,1> 3495      T1MI <7,1> 735
T2M <5,2> 2895      T2MI <7,2> 1470
T3M <5,3> 1695      T3MI <7,3> 2940
T4M <5,4> 3390      T4MI <7,4> 1785
T5M <5,5> 2685      T5MI <7,5> 3570
T6M <5,6> 1275      T6MI <7,6> 3045
T7M <5,7> 2550      T7MI <7,7> 1995
T8M <5,8> 1005      T8MI <7,8> 3990
T9M <5,9> 2010      T9MI <7,9> 3885
T10M <5,10> 4020      T10MI <7,10> 3675
T11M <5,11> 3945      T11MI <7,11> 3255

The transformations that map this set to itself are: T0, T6MI

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 3047Scale 3047: Panygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPanygic
Scale 3041Scale 3041: Tanian, Ian Ring Music TheoryTanian
Scale 3043Scale 3043: Ionayllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonayllic
Scale 3049Scale 3049: Phrydyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhrydyllic
Scale 3053Scale 3053: Zycrygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZycrygic
Scale 3061Scale 3061: Apinygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryApinygic
Scale 3013Scale 3013: Thynian, Ian Ring Music TheoryThynian
Scale 3029Scale 3029: Ionocryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonocryllic
Scale 2981Scale 2981: Ionolian, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonolian
Scale 2917Scale 2917: Nohkan Flute Scale, Ian Ring Music TheoryNohkan Flute Scale
Scale 2789Scale 2789: Zolian, Ian Ring Music TheoryZolian
Scale 2533Scale 2533: Podian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPodian
Scale 3557Scale 3557: Wekian, Ian Ring Music TheoryWekian
Scale 4069Scale 4069: Starygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStarygic
Scale 997Scale 997: Rycrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryRycrian
Scale 2021Scale 2021: Katycryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatycryllic

This scale analysis was created by Ian Ring, Canadian Composer of works for Piano, and total music theory nerd. Scale notation generated by VexFlow, graph visualization by Graphviz, and MIDI playback by MIDI.js. All other diagrams and visualizations are © Ian Ring. Some scale names used on this and other pages are ©2005 William Zeitler (http://allthescales.org) used with permission.

Pitch spelling algorithm employed here is adapted from a method by Uzay Bora, Baris Tekin Tezel, and Alper Vahaplar. (An algorithm for spelling the pitches of any musical scale) Contact authors Patent owner: Dokuz Eylül University, Used with Permission. Contact TTO

Tons of background resources contributed to the production of this summary; for a list of these peruse this Bibliography. Special thanks to Richard Repp for helping with technical accuracy, and George Howlett for assistance with the Carnatic ragas.