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Scale 3407: "Katocryllic"

Scale 3407: Katocryllic, 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
Katocryllic
Dozenal
Viwian

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

{0,1,2,3,6,8,10,11}

Forte Number

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

8-11

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: 3671

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.

4 (multicohemitonic)

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: 703

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.

[1, 1, 1, 3, 2, 2, 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, 6, 5, 5, 5, 2>

Interval Spectrum

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

p5m5n5s6d5t2

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> = {3,4,5,6,7}
<4> = {4,5,6,7,8}
<5> = {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.

2.75

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.

(59, 69, 149)

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 TriadsF♯{6,10,1}152.67
G♯{8,0,3}252.33
B{11,3,6}431.44
Minor Triadsd♯m{3,6,10}231.78
g♯m{8,11,3}341.78
bm{11,2,6}331.56
Augmented TriadsD+{2,6,10}341.89
Diminished Triads{0,3,6}242
g♯°{8,11,2}231.89
Parsimonious Voice Leading Between Common Triads of Scale 3407. Created by Ian Ring ©2019 G# G# c°->G# B B c°->B D+ D+ d#m d#m D+->d#m F# F# D+->F# bm bm D+->bm d#m->B g#° g#° g#m g#m g#°->g#m g#°->bm g#m->G# g#m->B bm->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.

Diameter5
Radius3
Self-Centeredno
Central Verticesd♯m, g♯°, bm, B
Peripheral VerticesF♯, G♯

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 3407 can be rotated to make 7 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 3751
Scale 3751: Aerathyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAerathyllic
3rd mode:
Scale 3923
Scale 3923: Stoptyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStoptyllic
4th mode:
Scale 4009
Scale 4009: Phranyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhranyllic
5th mode:
Scale 1013
Scale 1013: Stydyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStydyllic
6th mode:
Scale 1277
Scale 1277: Zadyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZadyllic
7th mode:
Scale 1343
Scale 1343: Zalyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZalyllic
8th mode:
Scale 2719
Scale 2719: Zocryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZocryllic

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 703

Scale 703Scale 703: Aerocryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAerocryllic

Complement

The octatonic modal family [3407, 3751, 3923, 4009, 1013, 1277, 1343, 2719] (Forte: 8-11) is the complement of the tetratonic modal family [43, 1409, 1541, 2069] (Forte: 4-11)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 3407 is 3671

Scale 3671Scale 3671: Aeonyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeonyllic

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 3407 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 3671

Scale 3671Scale 3671: Aeonyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeonyllic

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> 3407       T0I <11,0> 3671
T1 <1,1> 2719      T1I <11,1> 3247
T2 <1,2> 1343      T2I <11,2> 2399
T3 <1,3> 2686      T3I <11,3> 703
T4 <1,4> 1277      T4I <11,4> 1406
T5 <1,5> 2554      T5I <11,5> 2812
T6 <1,6> 1013      T6I <11,6> 1529
T7 <1,7> 2026      T7I <11,7> 3058
T8 <1,8> 4052      T8I <11,8> 2021
T9 <1,9> 4009      T9I <11,9> 4042
T10 <1,10> 3923      T10I <11,10> 3989
T11 <1,11> 3751      T11I <11,11> 3883
Abbrev Operation Result Abbrev Operation Result
T0M <5,0> 1277      T0MI <7,0> 2021
T1M <5,1> 2554      T1MI <7,1> 4042
T2M <5,2> 1013      T2MI <7,2> 3989
T3M <5,3> 2026      T3MI <7,3> 3883
T4M <5,4> 4052      T4MI <7,4> 3671
T5M <5,5> 4009      T5MI <7,5> 3247
T6M <5,6> 3923      T6MI <7,6> 2399
T7M <5,7> 3751      T7MI <7,7> 703
T8M <5,8> 3407       T8MI <7,8> 1406
T9M <5,9> 2719      T9MI <7,9> 2812
T10M <5,10> 1343      T10MI <7,10> 1529
T11M <5,11> 2686      T11MI <7,11> 3058

The transformations that map this set to itself are: T0, T8M

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 3405Scale 3405: Stynian, Ian Ring Music TheoryStynian
Scale 3403Scale 3403: Bylian, Ian Ring Music TheoryBylian
Scale 3399Scale 3399: Zonian, Ian Ring Music TheoryZonian
Scale 3415Scale 3415: Ionaptyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonaptyllic
Scale 3423Scale 3423: Lothygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLothygic
Scale 3439Scale 3439: Lythygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLythygic
Scale 3343Scale 3343: Vajian, Ian Ring Music TheoryVajian
Scale 3375Scale 3375: Vecian, Ian Ring Music TheoryVecian
Scale 3471Scale 3471: Gyryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryGyryllic
Scale 3535Scale 3535: Mylygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMylygic
Scale 3151Scale 3151: Pacrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPacrian
Scale 3279Scale 3279: Pythyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPythyllic
Scale 3663Scale 3663: Sonyllic, Ian Ring Music TheorySonyllic
Scale 3919Scale 3919: Lynygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLynygic
Scale 2383Scale 2383: Katorian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatorian
Scale 2895Scale 2895: Aeoryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeoryllic
Scale 1359Scale 1359: Aerygian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAerygian

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.