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Scale 479: "Kocryllic"

Scale 479: Kocryllic, Ian Ring Music Theory

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Tonnetz Diagram


Common Names



Cardinality8 (octatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,2,3,4,6,7,8}
Forte Number8-5
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axesnone
enantiomorph: 3953
Hemitonia6 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia4 (multicohemitonic)
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector654553
Interval Spectrump5m5n4s5d6t3
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,4}
<2> = {2,3,5}
<3> = {3,4,6}
<4> = {4,5,7,8}
<5> = {6,8,9}
<6> = {7,9,10}
<7> = {8,10,11}
Spectra Variation2.75
Maximally Evenno
Myhill Propertyno
Ridge Tonesnone


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 479 can be rotated to make 7 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 2287
Scale 2287: Lodyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLodyllic
3rd mode:
Scale 3191
Scale 3191: Bynyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBynyllic
4th mode:
Scale 3643
Scale 3643: Kydyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKydyllic
5th mode:
Scale 3869
Scale 3869: Bygyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBygyllic
6th mode:
Scale 1991
Scale 1991: Phryptyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhryptyllic
7th mode:
Scale 3043
Scale 3043: Ionayllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonayllic
8th mode:
Scale 3569
Scale 3569: Aeoladyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeoladyllic


This is the prime form of this scale.


The octatonic modal family [479, 2287, 3191, 3643, 3869, 1991, 3043, 3569] (Forte: 8-5) is the complement of the tetratonic modal family [71, 449, 2083, 3089] (Forte: 4-5)


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 479 is 3953

Scale 3953Scale 3953: Thagyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryThagyllic


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 479 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 3953

Scale 3953Scale 3953: Thagyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryThagyllic


T0 479  T0I 3953
T1 958  T1I 3811
T2 1916  T2I 3527
T3 3832  T3I 2959
T4 3569  T4I 1823
T5 3043  T5I 3646
T6 1991  T6I 3197
T7 3982  T7I 2299
T8 3869  T8I 503
T9 3643  T9I 1006
T10 3191  T10I 2012
T11 2287  T11I 4024

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 477Scale 477: Stacrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryStacrian
Scale 475Scale 475: Aeolygian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolygian
Scale 471Scale 471: Dodian, Ian Ring Music TheoryDodian
Scale 463Scale 463: Zythian, Ian Ring Music TheoryZythian
Scale 495Scale 495: Bocryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBocryllic
Scale 511Scale 511: Polygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPolygic
Scale 415Scale 415: Aeoladian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeoladian
Scale 447Scale 447: Thyphyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryThyphyllic
Scale 351Scale 351: Epanian, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpanian
Scale 223Scale 223, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 735Scale 735: Sylyllic, Ian Ring Music TheorySylyllic
Scale 991Scale 991: Aeolygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolygic
Scale 1503Scale 1503: Epiryllian, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpiryllian
Scale 2527Scale 2527: Phradygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhradygic

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. Bibliography