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Scale 2211: "Raga Gauri"

Scale 2211: Raga Gauri, 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 Gauri


Cardinality5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,5,7,11}
Forte Number5-15
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axes0
Hemitonia2 (dihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
prime: 327
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector220222
Interval Spectrump2m2s2d2t2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,4}
<2> = {2,5,6}
<3> = {6,7,10}
<4> = {8,10,11}
Spectra Variation2.8
Maximally Evenno
Maximal Area Setno
Interior Area1.799
Myhill Propertyno
Ridge Tones[0]

Common Triads

There are no common triads (major, minor, augmented and diminished) that can be formed using notes in this scale.


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 2211 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 3153
Scale 3153: Zathitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZathitonic
3rd mode:
Scale 453
Scale 453: Raditonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaditonic
4th mode:
Scale 1137
Scale 1137: Stonitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStonitonic
5th mode:
Scale 327
Scale 327: Syptitonic, Ian Ring Music TheorySyptitonicThis is the prime mode


The prime form of this scale is Scale 327

Scale 327Scale 327: Syptitonic, Ian Ring Music TheorySyptitonic


The pentatonic modal family [2211, 3153, 453, 1137, 327] (Forte: 5-15) is the complement of the heptatonic modal family [471, 1479, 1821, 2283, 2787, 3189, 3441] (Forte: 7-15)


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 2211 is itself, because it is a palindromic scale!

Scale 2211Scale 2211: Raga Gauri, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Gauri


T0 2211  T0I 2211
T1 327  T1I 327
T2 654  T2I 654
T3 1308  T3I 1308
T4 2616  T4I 2616
T5 1137  T5I 1137
T6 2274  T6I 2274
T7 453  T7I 453
T8 906  T8I 906
T9 1812  T9I 1812
T10 3624  T10I 3624
T11 3153  T11I 3153

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 2209Scale 2209, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2213Scale 2213: Raga Desh, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Desh
Scale 2215Scale 2215: Ranimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRanimic
Scale 2219Scale 2219: Phrydimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhrydimic
Scale 2227Scale 2227: Raga Gaula, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Gaula
Scale 2179Scale 2179, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2195Scale 2195: Zalitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZalitonic
Scale 2243Scale 2243, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2275Scale 2275: Messiaen Mode 5, Ian Ring Music TheoryMessiaen Mode 5
Scale 2083Scale 2083, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2147Scale 2147, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 2339Scale 2339: Raga Kshanika, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Kshanika
Scale 2467Scale 2467: Raga Padi, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Padi
Scale 2723Scale 2723: Raga Jivantika, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Jivantika
Scale 3235Scale 3235: Pothimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPothimic
Scale 163Scale 163, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1187Scale 1187: Kokin-joshi, Ian Ring Music TheoryKokin-joshi

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, graph visualization by Graphviz, and MIDI playback by MIDI.js. Some scale names used on this and other pages are ©2005 William Zeitler ( 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.