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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 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).

- Zeitler
- Sathian

Cardinality | 7 (heptatonic) |
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Pitch Class Set | {0,2,4,5,6,8,9} |

Forte Number | 7-26 |

Rotational Symmetry | none |

Reflection Axes | none |

Palindromic | no |

Chirality | yes enantiomorph: 1497 |

Hemitonia | 3 (trihemitonic) |

Cohemitonia | 1 (uncohemitonic) |

Imperfections | 4 |

Modes | 6 |

Prime? | no prime: 699 |

Deep Scale | no |

Interval Vector | 344532 |

Interval Spectrum | p^{3}m^{5}n^{4}s^{4}d^{3}t^{2} |

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

Spectra Variation | 2.286 |

Maximally Even | no |

Maximal Area Set | no |

Interior Area | 2.549 |

Myhill Property | no |

Balanced | no |

Ridge Tones | none |

Propriety | Improper |

Heliotonic | yes |

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 885 can be rotated to make 6 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode: Scale 1245 | Lathian | ||||

3rd mode: Scale 1335 | Elephant Scale | ||||

4th mode: Scale 2715 | Kynian | ||||

5th mode: Scale 3405 | Stynian | ||||

6th mode: Scale 1875 | Persichetti Scale | ||||

7th mode: Scale 2985 | Epacrian |

The prime form of this scale is Scale 699

Scale 699 | Aerothian |

The heptatonic modal family [885, 1245, 1335, 2715, 3405, 1875, 2985] (Forte: 7-26) is the complement of the pentatonic modal family [309, 849, 1101, 1299, 2697] (Forte: 5-26)

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 885 is 1497

Scale 1497 | Mela Jyotisvarupini |

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 885 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1497

Scale 1497 | Mela Jyotisvarupini |

T_{0} | 885 | T_{0}I | 1497 | |||||

T_{1} | 1770 | T_{1}I | 2994 | |||||

T_{2} | 3540 | T_{2}I | 1893 | |||||

T_{3} | 2985 | T_{3}I | 3786 | |||||

T_{4} | 1875 | T_{4}I | 3477 | |||||

T_{5} | 3750 | T_{5}I | 2859 | |||||

T_{6} | 3405 | T_{6}I | 1623 | |||||

T_{7} | 2715 | T_{7}I | 3246 | |||||

T_{8} | 1335 | T_{8}I | 2397 | |||||

T_{9} | 2670 | T_{9}I | 699 | |||||

T_{10} | 1245 | T_{10}I | 1398 | |||||

T_{11} | 2490 | T_{11}I | 2796 |

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 887 | Sathyllic | |||

Scale 881 | Aerothimic | |||

Scale 883 | Ralian | |||

Scale 889 | Borian | |||

Scale 893 | Dadyllic | |||

Scale 869 | Kothimic | |||

Scale 877 | Moravian Pistalkova | |||

Scale 853 | Epothimic | |||

Scale 821 | Aeranimic | |||

Scale 949 | Mela Mararanjani | |||

Scale 1013 | Stydyllic | |||

Scale 629 | Aeronimic | |||

Scale 757 | Ionyptian | |||

Scale 373 | Epagimic | |||

Scale 1397 | Major Locrian | |||

Scale 1909 | Epicryllic | |||

Scale 2933 |

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 (http://allthescales.org). Peruse this Bibliography.