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Scale 1479: "Mela Jalarnava"

Scale 1479: Mela Jalarnava, 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

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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).

Common Names

Carnatic Mela
Mela Jalarnava
Mela Jalarnavam
Zeitler
Aeolagian

Analysis

Cardinality7 (heptatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,2,6,7,8,10}
Forte Number7-15
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axes4
Palindromicno
Chiralityno
Hemitonia4 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia2 (dicohemitonic)
Imperfections3
Modes6
Prime?no
prime: 471
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector442443
Interval Spectrump4m4n2s4d4t3
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,4}
<2> = {2,3,4,5}
<3> = {4,5,6}
<4> = {6,7,8}
<5> = {7,8,9,10}
<6> = {8,10,11}
Spectra Variation2.286
Maximally Evenno
Maximal Area Setno
Interior Area2.299
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Ridge Tones[8]
ProprietyImproper
Heliotonicyes

Harmonic Chords

Common Triads

These are the common triads (major, minor, augmented and diminished) that you can create from members of this scale.

* Pitches are shown with C as the root

Triad TypeTriad*Pitch ClassesDegreeEccentricityCloseness Centrality
Major TriadsF♯{6,10,1}221
Minor Triadsgm{7,10,2}221
Augmented TriadsD+{2,6,10}221
Diminished Triads{7,10,1}221
Parsimonious Voice Leading Between Common Triads of Scale 1479. Created by Ian Ring ©2019 D+ D+ F# F# D+->F# gm gm D+->gm F#->g° g°->gm

Above is a graph showing opportunities for parsimonious voice leading between triads*. Each line connects two triads that have two common tones, while the third tone changes by one generic scale step.

Diameter2
Radius2
Self-Centeredyes

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1479 can be rotated to make 6 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 2787
Scale 2787: Zyrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryZyrian
3rd mode:
Scale 3441
Scale 3441: Thacrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryThacrian
4th mode:
Scale 471
Scale 471: Dodian, Ian Ring Music TheoryDodianThis is the prime mode
5th mode:
Scale 2283
Scale 2283: Aeolyptian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolyptian
6th mode:
Scale 3189
Scale 3189: Aeolonian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolonian
7th mode:
Scale 1821
Scale 1821: Aeradian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeradian

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 471

Scale 471Scale 471: Dodian, Ian Ring Music TheoryDodian

Complement

The heptatonic modal family [1479, 2787, 3441, 471, 2283, 3189, 1821] (Forte: 7-15) is the complement of the pentatonic modal family [327, 453, 1137, 2211, 3153] (Forte: 5-15)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1479 is 3189

Scale 3189Scale 3189: Aeolonian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolonian

Transformations:

T0 1479  T0I 3189
T1 2958  T1I 2283
T2 1821  T2I 471
T3 3642  T3I 942
T4 3189  T4I 1884
T5 2283  T5I 3768
T6 471  T6I 3441
T7 942  T7I 2787
T8 1884  T8I 1479
T9 3768  T9I 2958
T10 3441  T10I 1821
T11 2787  T11I 3642

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 1477Scale 1477: Raga Jaganmohanam, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Jaganmohanam
Scale 1475Scale 1475, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1483Scale 1483: Mela Bhavapriya, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Bhavapriya
Scale 1487Scale 1487: Mothyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMothyllic
Scale 1495Scale 1495: Messiaen Mode 6, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen Mode 6
Scale 1511Scale 1511: Styptyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStyptyllic
Scale 1415Scale 1415, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1447Scale 1447: Mela Ratnangi, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Ratnangi
Scale 1351Scale 1351: Aeraptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeraptimic
Scale 1223Scale 1223: Phryptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhryptimic
Scale 1735Scale 1735: Mela Navanitam, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Navanitam
Scale 1991Scale 1991: Phryptyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhryptyllic
Scale 455Scale 455: Messiaen Mode 5, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen Mode 5
Scale 967Scale 967: Mela Salaga, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Salaga
Scale 2503Scale 2503: Mela Jhalavarali, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Jhalavarali
Scale 3527Scale 3527: Ronyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRonyllic

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, graph visualization by Graphviz, and MIDI playback by MIDI.js. Some scale names used on this and other pages are ©2005 William Zeitler (http://allthescales.org) used with permission.

Pitch spelling algorithm employed here is adapted from a method by Uzay Bora, Baris Tekin Tezel, and Alper Vahaplar. (An algorithm for spelling the pitches of any musical scale) Contact authors Patent owner: Dokuz Eylül University, Used with Permission. Contact TTO

Tons of background resources contributed to the production of this summary; for a list of these peruse this Bibliography. Special thanks to Richard Repp for helping with technical accuracy.