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Scale 1491: "Mela Namanarayani"

Also known as: Raga Narmada, Pratapa, Harsh Major-Minor

Scale 1491: Mela Namanarayani, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones7 (heptatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,4,6,7,8,10}
Forte Number7-28
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia3 (trihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
prime: 747
enantiomorph: 2421
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector344433
Interval Spectrump3m4n4s4d3t3
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3}
<2> = {2,3,4,5}
<3> = {4,5,6}
<4> = {6,7,8}
<5> = {7,8,9,10}
<6> = {9,10,11}
Spectra Variation2
Myhill Propertyno

Harmonic Chords


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 1491 can be rotated to make 6 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 2793
Scale 2793, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 861
Scale 861, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 1239
Scale 1239, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 2667
Scale 2667, Ian Ring Music Theory
6th mode:
Scale 3381
Scale 3381, Ian Ring Music Theory
7th mode:
Scale 1869
Scale 1869, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 747

Scale 747Scale 747, Ian Ring Music Theory


The heptatonic modal family [1491, 2793, 861, 1239, 2667, 3381, 1869] is the negative of the pentatonic modal family [333, 837, 1107, 1233, 2601]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1491 is 2421

Scale 2421Scale 2421, Ian Ring Music Theory


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1491 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 2421

Scale 2421Scale 2421, Ian Ring Music Theory

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 1489Scale 1489: Raga Jyoti, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Jyoti
Scale 1493Scale 1493: Lydian Minor, Ian Ring Music TheoryLydian Minor
Scale 1495Scale 1495: Messiaen mode 6, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen mode 6
Scale 1499Scale 1499: Bebop Locrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryBebop Locrian
Scale 1475Scale 1475, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1483Scale 1483: Mela Bhavapriya, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Bhavapriya
Scale 1507Scale 1507, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1523Scale 1523, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1427Scale 1427, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1459Scale 1459: Phrygian Dominant, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhrygian Dominant
Scale 1363Scale 1363, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1235Scale 1235: Messiaen truncated mode 2, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen truncated mode 2
Scale 1747Scale 1747: Mela Ramapriya, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Ramapriya
Scale 2003Scale 2003, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 467Scale 467: Raga Dhavalangam, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Dhavalangam
Scale 979Scale 979: Mela Dhavalambari, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Dhavalambari
Scale 2515Scale 2515: Chromatic Hypolydian, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic Hypolydian
Scale 3539Scale 3539, 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