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Scale 3625: "Podimic"

Scale 3625: Podimic, 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

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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
Podimic

Analysis

Cardinality

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

6 (hexatonic)

Pitch Class Set

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

{0,3,5,9,10,11}

Forte Number

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

6-Z41

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: 655

Hemitonia

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

3 (trihemitonic)

Cohemitonia

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

2 (dicohemitonic)

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.

5

Prime Form

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

no
prime: 335

Deep Scale

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

no

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.

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

Interval Spectrum

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

p3m2n2s3d3t2

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

Spectra Variation

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

3.333

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.

2.116

Polygon Perimeter

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

5.699

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

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{5,9,0}110.5
Diminished Triads{9,0,3}110.5

The following pitch classes are not present in any of the common triads: {10,11}

Parsimonious Voice Leading Between Common Triads of Scale 3625. Created by Ian Ring ©2019 F F F->a°

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.

Diameter1
Radius1
Self-Centeredyes

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 3625 can be rotated to make 5 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 965
Scale 965: Ionothimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonothimic
3rd mode:
Scale 1265
Scale 1265: Pynimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPynimic
4th mode:
Scale 335
Scale 335: Zanimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZanimicThis is the prime mode
5th mode:
Scale 2215
Scale 2215: Ranimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRanimic
6th mode:
Scale 3155
Scale 3155: Ladimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLadimic

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 335

Scale 335Scale 335: Zanimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZanimic

Complement

The hexatonic modal family [3625, 965, 1265, 335, 2215, 3155] (Forte: 6-Z41) is the complement of the hexatonic modal family [215, 1475, 1805, 2155, 2785, 3125] (Forte: 6-Z12)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 3625 is 655

Scale 655Scale 655: Kataptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKataptimic

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 3625 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 655

Scale 655Scale 655: Kataptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKataptimic

Transformations:

T0 3625  T0I 655
T1 3155  T1I 1310
T2 2215  T2I 2620
T3 335  T3I 1145
T4 670  T4I 2290
T5 1340  T5I 485
T6 2680  T6I 970
T7 1265  T7I 1940
T8 2530  T8I 3880
T9 965  T9I 3665
T10 1930  T10I 3235
T11 3860  T11I 2375

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 3627Scale 3627: Kalian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKalian
Scale 3629Scale 3629: Boptian, Ian Ring Music TheoryBoptian
Scale 3617Scale 3617, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3621Scale 3621: Gylimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryGylimic
Scale 3633Scale 3633: Daptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDaptimic
Scale 3641Scale 3641: Thocrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryThocrian
Scale 3593Scale 3593, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3609Scale 3609, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3657Scale 3657: Epynimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpynimic
Scale 3689Scale 3689: Katocrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatocrian
Scale 3753Scale 3753: Phraptian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhraptian
Scale 3881Scale 3881: Morian, Ian Ring Music TheoryMorian
Scale 3113Scale 3113, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3369Scale 3369: Mixolimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMixolimic
Scale 2601Scale 2601: Raga Chandrakauns, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Chandrakauns
Scale 1577Scale 1577: Raga Chandrakauns (Kafi), Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Chandrakauns (Kafi)

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, graph visualization by Graphviz, and MIDI playback by MIDI.js. 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.