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Scale 661: "Major Pentatonic"

Also known as: Pentatonic Major, Ryosen, Yona Nuki Major, Man Jue, Gong, Raga Bhopali, Raga Bhup, Mohanam, Deskar, Bilahari, Kokila, Jait Kalyan, Peruvian Pentatonic 1, Ghana Pentatonic 2, Tizita Major

Scale 661: Major Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,4,7,9}
Forte Number5-35
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia0 (anhemitonic)
Cohemitonia0 (ancohemitonic)
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector032140
Interval Spectrump4mn2s3
Distribution Spectra<1> = {2,3}
<2> = {4,5}
<3> = {7,8}
<4> = {9,10}
Spectra Variation0.8
Myhill Propertyyes


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 661 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1189
Scale 1189: Suspended Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music TheorySuspended Pentatonic
3rd mode:
Scale 1321
Scale 1321: Blues Minor, Ian Ring Music TheoryBlues Minor
4th mode:
Scale 677
Scale 677: Scottish Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryScottish Pentatonic
5th mode:
Scale 1193
Scale 1193: Minor Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMinor Pentatonic


This is the prime form of this scale.


The pentatonic modal family [661, 1189, 1321, 677, 1193] is the negative of the heptatonic modal family [1387, 1451, 1453, 1709, 1717, 2741, 2773]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 661 is 1321

Scale 1321Scale 1321: Blues Minor, Ian Ring Music TheoryBlues Minor

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 663Scale 663, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 657Scale 657, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 659Scale 659: Raga Rasika Ranjani, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Rasika Ranjani
Scale 665Scale 665: Raga Mohanangi, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Mohanangi
Scale 669Scale 669, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 645Scale 645, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 653Scale 653: Dorian Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDorian Pentatonic
Scale 677Scale 677: Scottish Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryScottish Pentatonic
Scale 693Scale 693: Arezzo Major Diatonic Hexachord, Ian Ring Music TheoryArezzo Major Diatonic Hexachord
Scale 725Scale 725: Raga Yamuna Kalyani, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Yamuna Kalyani
Scale 533Scale 533, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 597Scale 597: Kung, Ian Ring Music TheoryKung
Scale 789Scale 789, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 917Scale 917, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 149Scale 149: Eskimo tetratonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEskimo tetratonic
Scale 405Scale 405: Raga Bhupeshwari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Bhupeshwari
Scale 1173Scale 1173: Dominant Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDominant Pentatonic
Scale 1685Scale 1685, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2709Scale 2709: Raga Kumud, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Kumud

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