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Scale 299: "Raga Chitthakarshini"

Scale 299: Raga Chitthakarshini, 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

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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 Chitthakarshini
Zeitler
Phratonic

Analysis

Cardinality5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,3,5,8}
Forte Number5-27
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axesnone
Palindromicno
Chiralityyes
enantiomorph: 2705
Hemitonia1 (unhemitonic)
Cohemitonia0 (ancohemitonic)
Imperfections2
Modes4
Prime?yes
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector122230
Interval Spectrump3m2n2s2d
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3,4}
<2> = {3,4,5,7}
<3> = {5,7,8,9}
<4> = {8,9,10,11}
Spectra Variation2.8
Maximally Evenno
Maximal Area Setno
Interior Area2.049
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Ridge Tonesnone
ProprietyImproper
Heliotonicno

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}121
G♯{8,0,3}121
Minor Triadsfm{5,8,0}210.67
Parsimonious Voice Leading Between Common Triads of Scale 299. Created by Ian Ring ©2019 C# C# fm fm C#->fm G# G# fm->G#

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.

Diameter2
Radius1
Self-Centeredno
Central Verticesfm
Peripheral VerticesC♯, G♯

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 299 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 2197
Scale 2197: Raga Hamsadhvani, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Hamsadhvani
3rd mode:
Scale 1573
Scale 1573: Raga Guhamanohari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Guhamanohari
4th mode:
Scale 1417
Scale 1417: Raga Shailaja, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Shailaja
5th mode:
Scale 689
Scale 689: Raga Nagasvaravali, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Nagasvaravali

Prime

This is the prime form of this scale.

Complement

The pentatonic modal family [299, 2197, 1573, 1417, 689] (Forte: 5-27) is the complement of the heptatonic modal family [695, 1465, 1765, 1835, 2395, 2965, 3245] (Forte: 7-27)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 299 is 2705

Scale 2705Scale 2705: Raga Mamata, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Mamata

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 299 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 2705

Scale 2705Scale 2705: Raga Mamata, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Mamata

Transformations:

T0 299  T0I 2705
T1 598  T1I 1315
T2 1196  T2I 2630
T3 2392  T3I 1165
T4 689  T4I 2330
T5 1378  T5I 565
T6 2756  T6I 1130
T7 1417  T7I 2260
T8 2834  T8I 425
T9 1573  T9I 850
T10 3146  T10I 1700
T11 2197  T11I 3400

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 297Scale 297: Mynic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMynic
Scale 301Scale 301: Raga Audav Tukhari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Audav Tukhari
Scale 303Scale 303: Golimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryGolimic
Scale 291Scale 291: Raga Lavangi, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Lavangi
Scale 295Scale 295: Gyritonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryGyritonic
Scale 307Scale 307: Raga Megharanjani, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Megharanjani
Scale 315Scale 315: Stodimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStodimic
Scale 267Scale 267, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 283Scale 283: Aerylitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAerylitonic
Scale 331Scale 331: Raga Chhaya Todi, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Chhaya Todi
Scale 363Scale 363: Soptimic, Ian Ring Music TheorySoptimic
Scale 427Scale 427: Raga Suddha Simantini, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Suddha Simantini
Scale 43Scale 43, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 171Scale 171, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 555Scale 555: Aeolycritonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolycritonic
Scale 811Scale 811: Radimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRadimic
Scale 1323Scale 1323: Ritsu, Ian Ring Music TheoryRitsu
Scale 2347Scale 2347: Raga Viyogavarali, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Viyogavarali

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 (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.