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Scale 3501: "Maqam Nahawand"

Also known as: Farahfaza, Raga Suha, Raga Suha Kanada, Gregorian nr.4, Utility Minor

Scale 3501: Maqam Nahawand, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones8 (octatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,3,5,7,8,10,11}
Forte Number8-26
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia4 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
prime: 1467
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector456562
Interval Spectrump6m5n6s5d4t2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2}
<2> = {2,3,4}
<3> = {4,5}
<4> = {5,6,7}
<5> = {7,8}
<6> = {8,9,10}
<7> = {10,11}
Spectra Variation1.25
Myhill Propertyno


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 3501 can be rotated to make 7 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1899
Scale 1899, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 2997
Scale 2997: Major Bebop, Ian Ring Music TheoryMajor Bebop
4th mode:
Scale 1773
Scale 1773: Blues scale II, Ian Ring Music TheoryBlues scale II
5th mode:
Scale 1467
Scale 1467: Spanish Phrygian, Ian Ring Music TheorySpanish PhrygianThis is the prime mode
6th mode:
Scale 2781
Scale 2781, Ian Ring Music Theory
7th mode:
Scale 1719
Scale 1719, Ian Ring Music Theory
8th mode:
Scale 2907
Scale 2907: Magen Abot, Ian Ring Music TheoryMagen Abot


The prime form of this scale is Scale 1467

Scale 1467Scale 1467: Spanish Phrygian, Ian Ring Music TheorySpanish Phrygian


The octatonic modal family [3501, 1899, 2997, 1773, 1467, 2781, 1719, 2907] is the negative of the tetratonic modal family [297, 549, 657, 1161]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 3501 is 1719

Scale 1719Scale 1719, Ian Ring Music Theory

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 3503Scale 3503, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3497Scale 3497, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3499Scale 3499: Hamel, Ian Ring Music TheoryHamel
Scale 3493Scale 3493, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3509Scale 3509, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3517Scale 3517, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3469Scale 3469, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3485Scale 3485: Sabach, Ian Ring Music TheorySabach
Scale 3533Scale 3533, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3565Scale 3565, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3373Scale 3373, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3437Scale 3437, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3245Scale 3245: Mela Varunapriya, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Varunapriya
Scale 3757Scale 3757: Raga Mian Ki Malhar, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Mian Ki Malhar
Scale 4013Scale 4013: Raga Pilu, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Pilu
Scale 2477Scale 2477: Harmonic Minor, Ian Ring Music TheoryHarmonic Minor
Scale 2989Scale 2989: Bebop Minor, Ian Ring Music TheoryBebop Minor
Scale 1453Scale 1453: Aeolian, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolian

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