Diatonic set theory is a subdivision or application of musical set theory which applies the techniques and insights of set theory to properties of the diatonic collection such as maximal evenness, Myhill's property, well formedness, the deep scale property, cardinality equals variety, and structure implies multiplicity.
Music theorists working in diatonic set theory include Eytan Agmon , Gerald J. Balzano , Norman Carey , David Clampitt , John Clough , Jay Rahn , and mathematician Jack Douthett .
See also: Bisector, generic interval, and specific interval.
- Johnson, Timothy (2003). Foundations of Diatonic Theory: A Mathematically Based Approach to Music Fundamentals. Key College Publishing. ISBN 1930190808.
- Carey, Norman and Clampitt, David (1996). "Self-Similar Pitch Structures, Their Duals, and Rhythmic Analogues", Perspectives of New Music 34, no. 2: 62-87.
- Rahn, Jay (1977). "Some Recurrent Features of Scales", In Theory Only 2, no. 11-12: 43-52.