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Scale 2347: "Raga Viyogavarali"

Scale 2347: Raga Viyogavarali, 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 Viyogavarali
Zeitler
Thothimic
Dozenal
Ohoian

Analysis

Cardinality

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

6 (hexatonic)

Pitch Class Set

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

{0,1,3,5,8,11}

Forte Number

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

6-Z46

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: 2707

Hemitonia

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

2 (dihemitonic)

Cohemitonia

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

1 (uncohemitonic)

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.

3

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.

5

Prime Form

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

no
prime: 599

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.

[1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 1]

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.

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

Interval Spectrum

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

p3m3n3s3d2t

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> = {1,2,3}
<2> = {2,3,4,5,6}
<3> = {4,5,7,8}
<4> = {6,7,8,9,10}
<5> = {9,10,11}

Spectra Variation

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

2.667

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.

2.366

Polygon Perimeter

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

5.864

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.

(12, 17, 65)

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♯{1,5,8}131.6
G♯{8,0,3}221.2
Minor Triadsfm{5,8,0}321
g♯m{8,11,3}231.4
Diminished Triads{5,8,11}221.2
Parsimonious Voice Leading Between Common Triads of Scale 2347. Created by Ian Ring ©2019 C# C# fm fm C#->fm f°->fm g#m g#m f°->g#m G# G# fm->G# g#m->G#

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Above is a graph showing opportunities for parsimonious voice leading between triads*. Each line connects two triads that have two common tones, while the third tone changes by one generic scale step.

Diameter3
Radius2
Self-Centeredno
Central Verticesf°, fm, G♯
Peripheral VerticesC♯, g♯m

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 2347 can be rotated to make 5 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 3221
Scale 3221: Bycrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBycrimic
3rd mode:
Scale 1829
Scale 1829: Pathimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPathimic
4th mode:
Scale 1481
Scale 1481: Zagimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZagimic
5th mode:
Scale 697
Scale 697: Lagimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLagimic
6th mode:
Scale 599
Scale 599: Thyrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryThyrimicThis is the prime mode

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 599

Scale 599Scale 599: Thyrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryThyrimic

Complement

The hexatonic modal family [2347, 3221, 1829, 1481, 697, 599] (Forte: 6-Z46) is the complement of the hexatonic modal family [347, 1457, 1579, 1733, 2221, 2837] (Forte: 6-Z24)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 2347 is 2707

Scale 2707Scale 2707: Banimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBanimic

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 2347 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 2707

Scale 2707Scale 2707: Banimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBanimic

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> 2347       T0I <11,0> 2707
T1 <1,1> 599      T1I <11,1> 1319
T2 <1,2> 1198      T2I <11,2> 2638
T3 <1,3> 2396      T3I <11,3> 1181
T4 <1,4> 697      T4I <11,4> 2362
T5 <1,5> 1394      T5I <11,5> 629
T6 <1,6> 2788      T6I <11,6> 1258
T7 <1,7> 1481      T7I <11,7> 2516
T8 <1,8> 2962      T8I <11,8> 937
T9 <1,9> 1829      T9I <11,9> 1874
T10 <1,10> 3658      T10I <11,10> 3748
T11 <1,11> 3221      T11I <11,11> 3401
Abbrev Operation Result Abbrev Operation Result
T0M <5,0> 187      T0MI <7,0> 2977
T1M <5,1> 374      T1MI <7,1> 1859
T2M <5,2> 748      T2MI <7,2> 3718
T3M <5,3> 1496      T3MI <7,3> 3341
T4M <5,4> 2992      T4MI <7,4> 2587
T5M <5,5> 1889      T5MI <7,5> 1079
T6M <5,6> 3778      T6MI <7,6> 2158
T7M <5,7> 3461      T7MI <7,7> 221
T8M <5,8> 2827      T8MI <7,8> 442
T9M <5,9> 1559      T9MI <7,9> 884
T10M <5,10> 3118      T10MI <7,10> 1768
T11M <5,11> 2141      T11MI <7,11> 3536

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 2345Scale 2345: Raga Chandrakauns, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Chandrakauns
Scale 2349Scale 2349: Raga Ghantana, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Ghantana
Scale 2351Scale 2351: Gynian, Ian Ring Music TheoryGynian
Scale 2339Scale 2339: Raga Kshanika, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Kshanika
Scale 2343Scale 2343: Tharimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryTharimic
Scale 2355Scale 2355: Raga Lalita, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Lalita
Scale 2363Scale 2363: Kataptian, Ian Ring Music TheoryKataptian
Scale 2315Scale 2315: Orkian, Ian Ring Music TheoryOrkian
Scale 2331Scale 2331: Dylimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDylimic
Scale 2379Scale 2379: Raga Gurjari Todi, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Gurjari Todi
Scale 2411Scale 2411: Aeolorian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolorian
Scale 2475Scale 2475: Neapolitan Minor, Ian Ring Music TheoryNeapolitan Minor
Scale 2091Scale 2091: Mukian, Ian Ring Music TheoryMukian
Scale 2219Scale 2219: Phrydimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhrydimic
Scale 2603Scale 2603: Gadimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryGadimic
Scale 2859Scale 2859: Phrycrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhrycrian
Scale 3371Scale 3371: Aeolylian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolylian
Scale 299Scale 299: Raga Chitthakarshini, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Chitthakarshini
Scale 1323Scale 1323: Ritsu, Ian Ring Music TheoryRitsu

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.