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Scale 1491: "Mela Namanarayani"

Scale 1491: Mela Namanarayani, 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 Namanarayani
Carnatic Raga
Raga Narmada
Unknown / Unsorted
Pratapa
Harsh Major-Minor
Zeitler
Rynian

Analysis

Cardinality7 (heptatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,4,6,7,8,10}
Forte Number7-28
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axesnone
Palindromicno
Chiralityyes
enantiomorph: 2421
Hemitonia3 (trihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
Imperfections4
Modes6
Prime?no
prime: 747
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
Maximally Evenno
Maximal Area Setno
Interior Area2.549
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Ridge Tonesnone
ProprietyImproper
Heliotonicyes

Harmonic Chords

Modes

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: Eporian, Ian Ring Music TheoryEporian
3rd mode:
Scale 861
Scale 861: Rylian, Ian Ring Music TheoryRylian
4th mode:
Scale 1239
Scale 1239: Epaptian, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpaptian
5th mode:
Scale 2667
Scale 2667: Byrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryByrian
6th mode:
Scale 3381
Scale 3381: Katanian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatanian
7th mode:
Scale 1869
Scale 1869: Katyrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatyrian

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 747

Scale 747Scale 747: Lynian, Ian Ring Music TheoryLynian

Complement

The heptatonic modal family [1491, 2793, 861, 1239, 2667, 3381, 1869] (Forte: 7-28) is the complement of the pentatonic modal family [333, 837, 1107, 1233, 2601] (Forte: 5-28)

Inverse

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

Scale 2421Scale 2421: Malian, Ian Ring Music TheoryMalian

Enantiomorph

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

Scale 2421Scale 2421: Malian, Ian Ring Music TheoryMalian

Transformations:

T0 1491  T0I 2421
T1 2982  T1I 747
T2 1869  T2I 1494
T3 3738  T3I 2988
T4 3381  T4I 1881
T5 2667  T5I 3762
T6 1239  T6I 3429
T7 2478  T7I 2763
T8 861  T8I 1431
T9 1722  T9I 2862
T10 3444  T10I 1629
T11 2793  T11I 3258

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: Zynian, Ian Ring Music TheoryZynian
Scale 1523Scale 1523: Zothyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZothyllic
Scale 1427Scale 1427: Lolimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLolimic
Scale 1459Scale 1459: Phrygian Dominant, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhrygian Dominant
Scale 1363Scale 1363: Gygimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryGygimic
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: Podyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPodyllic
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: Aeoryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeoryllic

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.