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Scale 527

Scale 527, 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).


Cardinality5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,2,3,9}
Forte Number5-4
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axesnone
enantiomorph: 3593
Hemitonia3 (trihemitonic)
Cohemitonia2 (dicohemitonic)
prime: 79
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector322111
Interval Spectrumpmn2s2d3t
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,3,6}
<2> = {2,4,7,9}
<3> = {3,5,8,10}
<4> = {6,9,11}
Spectra Variation4.8
Maximally Evenno
Myhill Propertyno
Ridge Tonesnone


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 527 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 2311
Scale 2311: Raga Kumarapriya, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Kumarapriya
3rd mode:
Scale 3203
Scale 3203, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 3649
Scale 3649, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 121
Scale 121, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 79

Scale 79Scale 79, Ian Ring Music Theory


The pentatonic modal family [527, 2311, 3203, 3649, 121] (Forte: 5-4) is the complement of the heptatonic modal family [223, 1987, 2159, 3041, 3127, 3611, 3853] (Forte: 7-4)


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 527 is 3593

Scale 3593Scale 3593, Ian Ring Music Theory


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 527 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 3593

Scale 3593Scale 3593, Ian Ring Music Theory


T0 527  T0I 3593
T1 1054  T1I 3091
T2 2108  T2I 2087
T3 121  T3I 79
T4 242  T4I 158
T5 484  T5I 316
T6 968  T6I 632
T7 1936  T7I 1264
T8 3872  T8I 2528
T9 3649  T9I 961
T10 3203  T10I 1922
T11 2311  T11I 3844

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 525Scale 525, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 523Scale 523, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 519Scale 519, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 535Scale 535, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 543Scale 543, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 559Scale 559: Lylimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLylimic
Scale 591Scale 591: Gaptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryGaptimic
Scale 655Scale 655: Kataptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKataptimic
Scale 783Scale 783, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 15Scale 15, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 271Scale 271, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1039Scale 1039, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1551Scale 1551, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2575Scale 2575, Ian Ring Music Theory

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. Some scale names used on this and other pages are ©2005 William Zeitler ( Peruse this Bibliography.