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Scale 199: "Raga Nabhomani"

Scale 199: Raga Nabhomani, 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
Raga Nabhomani


Cardinality5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,2,6,7}
Forte Number5-7
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axesnone
enantiomorph: 3169
Hemitonia3 (trihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector310132
Interval Spectrump3msd3t2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,4,5}
<2> = {2,5,6}
<3> = {6,7,10}
<4> = {7,8,11}
Spectra Variation3.2
Maximally Evenno
Maximal Area Setno
Interior Area1.433
Myhill Propertyno
Ridge Tonesnone


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 199 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 2147
Scale 2147, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 3121
Scale 3121, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 451
Scale 451: Raga Saugandhini, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Saugandhini
5th mode:
Scale 2273
Scale 2273, Ian Ring Music Theory


This is the prime form of this scale.


The pentatonic modal family [199, 2147, 3121, 451, 2273] (Forte: 5-7) is the complement of the heptatonic modal family [463, 967, 2279, 2531, 3187, 3313, 3641] (Forte: 7-7)


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 199 is 3169

Scale 3169Scale 3169, Ian Ring Music Theory


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 199 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 3169

Scale 3169Scale 3169, Ian Ring Music Theory


T0 199  T0I 3169
T1 398  T1I 2243
T2 796  T2I 391
T3 1592  T3I 782
T4 3184  T4I 1564
T5 2273  T5I 3128
T6 451  T6I 2161
T7 902  T7I 227
T8 1804  T8I 454
T9 3608  T9I 908
T10 3121  T10I 1816
T11 2147  T11I 3632

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 197Scale 197, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 195Scale 195: Messiaen Truncated Mode 5, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen Truncated Mode 5
Scale 203Scale 203, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 207Scale 207, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 215Scale 215, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 231Scale 231, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 135Scale 135, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 167Scale 167, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 71Scale 71, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 327Scale 327: Syptitonic, Ian Ring Music TheorySyptitonic
Scale 455Scale 455: Messiaen Mode 5, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen Mode 5
Scale 711Scale 711: Raga Chandrajyoti, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Chandrajyoti
Scale 1223Scale 1223: Phryptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhryptimic
Scale 2247Scale 2247: Raga Vijayasri, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Vijayasri

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 ( Peruse this Bibliography.