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Scale 421: "Han-kumoi"

Also known as: Raga Shobhavari, Sutradhari, japenese (b)

Scale 421: Han-kumoi, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,5,7,8}
Forte Number5-29
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia1 (unhemitonic)
Cohemitonia0 (ancohemitonic)
prime: 331
enantiomorph: 1201
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector122131
Interval Spectrump3mn2s2dt
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3,4}
<2> = {3,5,6}
<3> = {6,7,9}
<4> = {8,9,10,11}
Spectra Variation2.4
Myhill Propertyno


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 421 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1129
Scale 1129: Raga Jayakauns, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Jayakauns
3rd mode:
Scale 653
Scale 653: Dorian Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryDorian Pentatonic
4th mode:
Scale 1187
Scale 1187: Kokin-joshi, Ian Ring Music TheoryKokin-joshi
5th mode:
Scale 2641
Scale 2641: Raga Hindol, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Hindol


The prime form of this scale is Scale 331

Scale 331Scale 331: Raga Chhaya Todi, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Chhaya Todi


The pentatonic modal family [421, 1129, 653, 1187, 2641] is the negative of the heptatonic modal family [727, 1483, 1721, 1837, 2411, 2789, 3253]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 421 is 1201

Scale 1201Scale 1201: Mixolydian Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMixolydian Pentatonic


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 421 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1201

Scale 1201Scale 1201: Mixolydian Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryMixolydian Pentatonic

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 423Scale 423, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 417Scale 417, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 419Scale 419: Hon-kumoi-joshi, Ian Ring Music TheoryHon-kumoi-joshi
Scale 425Scale 425: Raga Kokil Pancham, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Kokil Pancham
Scale 429Scale 429, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 437Scale 437, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 389Scale 389, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 405Scale 405: Raga Bhupeshwari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Bhupeshwari
Scale 453Scale 453, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 485Scale 485, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 293Scale 293: Raga Haripriya, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Haripriya
Scale 357Scale 357, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 165Scale 165: Genus Primum, Ian Ring Music TheoryGenus Primum
Scale 677Scale 677: Scottish Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryScottish Pentatonic
Scale 933Scale 933, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1445Scale 1445: Raga Navamanohari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Navamanohari
Scale 2469Scale 2469: Raga Bhinna Pancama, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Bhinna Pancama

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