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Scale 181: "Raga Budhamanohari"

Scale 181: Raga Budhamanohari, 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

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
Raga Budhamanohari
Dozenal
Bezian

Analysis

Cardinality

Cardinality is the count of how many pitches are in the scale.

5 (pentatonic)

Pitch Class Set

The tones in this scale, expressed as numbers from 0 to 11

{0,2,4,5,7}

Forte Number

A code assigned by theorist Allen Forte, for this pitch class set and all of its transpositional (rotation) and inversional (reflection) transformations.

5-23

Rotational Symmetry

Some scales have rotational symmetry, sometimes known as "limited transposition". If there are any rotational symmetries, these are the intervals of periodicity.

none

Reflection Axes

If a scale has an axis of reflective symmetry, then it can transform into itself by inversion. It also implies that the scale has Ridge Tones. Notably an axis of reflection can occur directly on a tone or half way between two tones.

none

Palindromicity

A palindromic scale has the same pattern of intervals both ascending and descending.

no

Chirality

A chiral scale can not be transformed into its inverse by rotation. If a scale is chiral, then it has an enantiomorph.

yes
enantiomorph: 1441

Hemitonia

A hemitone is two tones separated by a semitone interval. Hemitonia describes how many such hemitones exist.

1 (unhemitonic)

Cohemitonia

A cohemitone is an instance of two adjacent hemitones. Cohemitonia describes how many such cohemitones exist.

0 (ancohemitonic)

Imperfections

An imperfection is a tone which does not have a perfect fifth above it in the scale. This value is the quantity of imperfections in this scale.

2

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformations of this scale. This number does not include the scale itself, so the number is usually one less than its cardinality; unless there are rotational symmetries then there are even fewer modes.

4

Prime Form

Describes if this scale is in prime form, using the Rahn/Ring formula.

no
prime: 173

Generator

Indicates if the scale can be constructed using a generator, and an origin.

none

Deep Scale

A deep scale is one where the interval vector has 6 different digits.

no

Interval Structure

Defines the scale as the sequence of intervals between one tone and the next.

[2, 2, 1, 2, 5]

Interval Vector

Describes the intervallic content of the scale, read from left to right as the number of occurences of each interval size from semitone, up to six semitones.

<1, 3, 2, 1, 3, 0>

Interval Spectrum

The same as the Interval Vector, but expressed in a syntax used by Howard Hanson.

p3mn2s3d

Distribution Spectra

Describes the specific interval sizes that exist for each generic interval size. Each generic <g> has a spectrum {n,...}. The Spectrum Width is the difference between the highest and lowest values in each spectrum.

<1> = {1,2,5}
<2> = {3,4,7}
<3> = {5,8,9}
<4> = {7,10,11}

Spectra Variation

Determined by the Distribution Spectra; this is the sum of all spectrum widths divided by the scale cardinality.

3.2

Maximally Even

A scale is maximally even if the tones are optimally spaced apart from each other.

no

Maximal Area Set

A scale is a maximal area set if a polygon described by vertices dodecimetrically placed around a circle produces the maximal interior area for scales of the same cardinality. All maximally even sets have maximal area, but not all maximal area sets are maximally even.

no

Interior Area

Area of the polygon described by vertices placed for each tone of the scale dodecimetrically around a unit circle, ie a circle with radius of 1.

1.799

Polygon Perimeter

Perimeter of the polygon described by vertices placed for each tone of the scale dodecimetrically around a unit circle.

5.449

Myhill Property

A scale has Myhill Property if the Interval Spectra has exactly two specific intervals for every generic interval.

no

Balanced

A scale is balanced if the distribution of its tones would satisfy the "centrifuge problem", ie are placed such that it would balance on its centre point.

no

Ridge Tones

Ridge Tones are those that appear in all transpositions of a scale upon the members of that scale. Ridge Tones correspond directly with axes of reflective symmetry.

none

Propriety

Also known as Rothenberg Propriety, named after its inventor. Propriety describes whether every specific interval is uniquely mapped to a generic interval. A scale is either "Proper", "Strictly Proper", or "Improper".

Improper

Heteromorphic Profile

Defined by Norman Carey (2002), the heteromorphic profile is an ordered triple of (c, a, d) where c is the number of contradictions, a is the number of ambiguities, and d is the number of differences. When c is zero, the scale is Proper. When a is also zero, the scale is Strictly Proper.

(10, 4, 30)

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 TriadsC{0,4,7}000

The following pitch classes are not present in any of the common triads: {2,5}

Since there is only one common triad in this scale, there are no opportunities for parsimonious voice leading between triads.

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 181 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1069
Scale 1069: Goqian, Ian Ring Music TheoryGoqian
3rd mode:
Scale 1291
Scale 1291: Huwian, Ian Ring Music TheoryHuwian
4th mode:
Scale 2693
Scale 2693: Rajian, Ian Ring Music TheoryRajian
5th mode:
Scale 1697
Scale 1697: Raga Kuntvarali, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Kuntvarali

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 173

Scale 173Scale 173: Raga Purnalalita, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Purnalalita

Complement

The pentatonic modal family [181, 1069, 1291, 2693, 1697] (Forte: 5-23) is the complement of the heptatonic modal family [701, 1199, 1513, 1957, 2647, 3371, 3733] (Forte: 7-23)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 181 is 1441

Scale 1441Scale 1441: Jabian, Ian Ring Music TheoryJabian

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 181 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1441

Scale 1441Scale 1441: Jabian, Ian Ring Music TheoryJabian

Transformations:

In the abbreviation, the subscript number after "T" is the number of semitones of tranposition, "M" means the pitch class is multiplied by 5, and "I" means the result is inverted. Operation is an identical way to express the same thing; the syntax is <a,b> where each tone of the set x is transformed by the equation y = ax + b

Abbrev Operation Result Abbrev Operation Result
T0 <1,0> 181       T0I <11,0> 1441
T1 <1,1> 362      T1I <11,1> 2882
T2 <1,2> 724      T2I <11,2> 1669
T3 <1,3> 1448      T3I <11,3> 3338
T4 <1,4> 2896      T4I <11,4> 2581
T5 <1,5> 1697      T5I <11,5> 1067
T6 <1,6> 3394      T6I <11,6> 2134
T7 <1,7> 2693      T7I <11,7> 173
T8 <1,8> 1291      T8I <11,8> 346
T9 <1,9> 2582      T9I <11,9> 692
T10 <1,10> 1069      T10I <11,10> 1384
T11 <1,11> 2138      T11I <11,11> 2768
Abbrev Operation Result Abbrev Operation Result
T0M <5,0> 3331      T0MI <7,0> 2071
T1M <5,1> 2567      T1MI <7,1> 47
T2M <5,2> 1039      T2MI <7,2> 94
T3M <5,3> 2078      T3MI <7,3> 188
T4M <5,4> 61      T4MI <7,4> 376
T5M <5,5> 122      T5MI <7,5> 752
T6M <5,6> 244      T6MI <7,6> 1504
T7M <5,7> 488      T7MI <7,7> 3008
T8M <5,8> 976      T8MI <7,8> 1921
T9M <5,9> 1952      T9MI <7,9> 3842
T10M <5,10> 3904      T10MI <7,10> 3589
T11M <5,11> 3713      T11MI <7,11> 3083

The transformations that map this set to itself are: T0

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 183Scale 183: Bebian, Ian Ring Music TheoryBebian
Scale 177Scale 177: Bexian, Ian Ring Music TheoryBexian
Scale 179Scale 179: Beyian, Ian Ring Music TheoryBeyian
Scale 185Scale 185: Becian, Ian Ring Music TheoryBecian
Scale 189Scale 189: Befian, Ian Ring Music TheoryBefian
Scale 165Scale 165: Genus Primum, Ian Ring Music TheoryGenus Primum
Scale 173Scale 173: Raga Purnalalita, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Purnalalita
Scale 149Scale 149: Eskimo Tetratonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEskimo Tetratonic
Scale 213Scale 213: Bitian, Ian Ring Music TheoryBitian
Scale 245Scale 245: Raga Dipak, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Dipak
Scale 53Scale 53: Absian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAbsian
Scale 117Scale 117: Anbian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAnbian
Scale 309Scale 309: Palitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPalitonic
Scale 437Scale 437: Ronimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRonimic
Scale 693Scale 693: Arezzo Major Diatonic Hexachord, Ian Ring Music TheoryArezzo Major Diatonic Hexachord
Scale 1205Scale 1205: Raga Siva Kambhoji, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Siva Kambhoji
Scale 2229Scale 2229: Raga Nalinakanti, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Nalinakanti

This scale analysis was created by Ian Ring, Canadian Composer of works for Piano, and total music theory nerd. Scale notation generated by VexFlow, graph visualization by Graphviz, and MIDI playback by MIDI.js. All other diagrams and visualizations are © Ian Ring. 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, and George Howlett for assistance with the Carnatic ragas.