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Scale 3255: "Daryllic"

Scale 3255: Daryllic, 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
Daryllic

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

{0,1,2,4,5,7,10,11}

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: 3495

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 Formula

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

[1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 1, 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 TriadsC{0,4,7}242.27
G{7,11,2}341.91
A♯{10,2,5}341.91
Minor Triadsem{4,7,11}342
gm{7,10,2}441.82
a♯m{10,1,5}342
Diminished Triadsc♯°{1,4,7}242.36
{4,7,10}242.09
{7,10,1}242.09
a♯°{10,1,4}242.27
{11,2,5}242.18
Parsimonious Voice Leading Between Common Triads of Scale 3255. Created by Ian Ring ©2019 C C c#° c#° C->c#° em em C->em a#° a#° c#°->a#° e°->em gm gm e°->gm Parsimonious Voice Leading Between Common Triads of Scale 3255. Created by Ian Ring ©2019 G em->G g°->gm a#m a#m g°->a#m gm->G A# A# gm->A# G->b° a#°->a#m a#m->A# A#->b°

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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 3255 can be rotated to make 7 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 3675
Scale 3675: Monyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMonyllic
3rd mode:
Scale 3885
Scale 3885: Styryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStyryllic
4th mode:
Scale 1995
Scale 1995: Aeolacryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolacryllic
5th mode:
Scale 3045
Scale 3045: Raptyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaptyllic
6th mode:
Scale 1785
Scale 1785: Tharyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryTharyllic
7th mode:
Scale 735
Scale 735: Sylyllic, Ian Ring Music TheorySylyllicThis is the prime mode
8th mode:
Scale 2415
Scale 2415: Lothyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLothyllic

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 735

Scale 735Scale 735: Sylyllic, Ian Ring Music TheorySylyllic

Complement

The octatonic modal family [3255, 3675, 3885, 1995, 3045, 1785, 735, 2415] (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 3255 is 3495

Scale 3495Scale 3495: Banyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBanyllic

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 3255 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 3495

Scale 3495Scale 3495: Banyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBanyllic

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

The transformations that map this set to itself are: T0, T0MI

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 3253Scale 3253: Mela Naganandini, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Naganandini
Scale 3251Scale 3251: Mela Hatakambari, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Hatakambari
Scale 3259Scale 3259, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3263Scale 3263: Pyrygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPyrygic
Scale 3239Scale 3239: Mela Tanarupi, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Tanarupi
Scale 3247Scale 3247: Aeolonyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolonyllic
Scale 3223Scale 3223: Thyphian, Ian Ring Music TheoryThyphian
Scale 3287Scale 3287: Phrathyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhrathyllic
Scale 3319Scale 3319: Tholygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryTholygic
Scale 3127Scale 3127, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3191Scale 3191: Bynyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBynyllic
Scale 3383Scale 3383: Zoptyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZoptyllic
Scale 3511Scale 3511: Epolygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpolygic
Scale 3767Scale 3767: Chromatic Bebop, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic Bebop
Scale 2231Scale 2231: Macrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryMacrian
Scale 2743Scale 2743: Staptyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStaptyllic
Scale 1207Scale 1207: Aeoloptian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeoloptian

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.