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Scale 1721: "Mela Vagadhisvari"

Also known as: Raga Bhogachayanata, Nandkauns, Ganavaridhi, Chayanata, Bluesy Rock 'n Roll

Scale 1721: Mela Vagadhisvari, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones7 (heptatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,3,4,5,7,9,10}
Forte Number7-29
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia3 (trihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
prime: 727
enantiomorph: 941
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector344352
Interval Spectrump5m3n4s4d3t2
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 1721 can be rotated to make 6 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 727
Scale 727, Ian Ring Music TheoryThis is the prime mode
3rd mode:
Scale 2411
Scale 2411, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 3253
Scale 3253: Mela Naganandini, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Naganandini
5th mode:
Scale 1837
Scale 1837, Ian Ring Music Theory
6th mode:
Scale 1483
Scale 1483: Mela Bhavapriya, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Bhavapriya
7th mode:
Scale 2789
Scale 2789, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 727

Scale 727Scale 727, Ian Ring Music Theory


The heptatonic modal family [1721, 727, 2411, 3253, 1837, 1483, 2789] is the negative of the pentatonic modal family [331, 709, 1201, 1577, 2213]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 1721 is 941

Scale 941Scale 941: Mela Jhankaradhvani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Jhankaradhvani


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 1721 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 941

Scale 941Scale 941: Mela Jhankaradhvani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Jhankaradhvani

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 1723Scale 1723: JG Octatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryJG Octatonic
Scale 1725Scale 1725: Minor Bebop, Ian Ring Music TheoryMinor Bebop
Scale 1713Scale 1713: Raga Khamas, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Khamas
Scale 1717Scale 1717: Mixolydian, Ian Ring Music TheoryMixolydian
Scale 1705Scale 1705: Raga Manohari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Manohari
Scale 1689Scale 1689, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1753Scale 1753: Hungarian Major, Ian Ring Music TheoryHungarian Major
Scale 1785Scale 1785, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1593Scale 1593, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1657Scale 1657, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1849Scale 1849: Chromatic Hypodorian inverse, Ian Ring Music TheoryChromatic Hypodorian inverse
Scale 1977Scale 1977, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1209Scale 1209: Raga Bhanumanjari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Bhanumanjari
Scale 1465Scale 1465: Mela Ragavardhani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Ragavardhani
Scale 697Scale 697, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2745Scale 2745: Mela Sulini, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Sulini
Scale 3769Scale 3769, 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