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Scale 3501: "Maqam Nahawand"

Scale 3501: Maqam Nahawand, 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

Arabic
Maqam Nahawand
Unknown / Unsorted
Farahfaza
Utility Minor
Carnatic Raga
Raga Suha
Raga Suha Kanada
Gregorian Numbered
Gregorian Number 4
Zeitler
Katodyllic

Analysis

Cardinality8 (octatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,3,5,7,8,10,11}
Forte Number8-26
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axes5
Palindromicno
Chiralityno
Hemitonia4 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
Imperfections2
Modes7
Prime?no
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
Maximally Evenno
Maximal Area Setyes
Interior Area2.732
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Ridge Tones[10]
ProprietyProper
Heliotonicno

Modes

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: Moptyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMoptyllic
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: Gycryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryGycryllic
7th mode:
Scale 1719
Scale 1719: Lyryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLyryllic
8th mode:
Scale 2907
Scale 2907: Magen Abot 2, Ian Ring Music TheoryMagen Abot 2

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 1467

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

Complement

The octatonic modal family [3501, 1899, 2997, 1773, 1467, 2781, 1719, 2907] (Forte: 8-26) is the complement of the tetratonic modal family [297, 549, 657, 1161] (Forte: 4-26)

Inverse

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

Scale 1719Scale 1719: Lyryllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryLyryllic

Transformations:

T0 3501  T0I 1719
T1 2907  T1I 3438
T2 1719  T2I 2781
T3 3438  T3I 1467
T4 2781  T4I 2934
T5 1467  T5I 1773
T6 2934  T6I 3546
T7 1773  T7I 2997
T8 3546  T8I 1899
T9 2997  T9I 3798
T10 1899  T10I 3501
T11 3798  T11I 2907

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: Zyphygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZyphygic
Scale 3497Scale 3497: Phrolian, Ian Ring Music TheoryPhrolian
Scale 3499Scale 3499: Hamel, Ian Ring Music TheoryHamel
Scale 3493Scale 3493: Rathian, Ian Ring Music TheoryRathian
Scale 3509Scale 3509: Stogyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStogyllic
Scale 3517Scale 3517: Epocrygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEpocrygic
Scale 3469Scale 3469: Monian, Ian Ring Music TheoryMonian
Scale 3485Scale 3485: Sabach, Ian Ring Music TheorySabach
Scale 3533Scale 3533: Thadyllic, Ian Ring Music TheoryThadyllic
Scale 3565Scale 3565: Aeolorygic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolorygic
Scale 3373Scale 3373: Lodian, Ian Ring Music TheoryLodian
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. Some scale names used on this and other pages are ©2005 William Zeitler (http://allthescales.org). Peruse this Bibliography.