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Scale 433: "Raga Zilaf"

Scale 433: Raga Zilaf, Ian Ring Music Theory

i = imperfections

Tones5 (pentatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,4,5,7,8}
Forte Number5-Z17
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia2 (dihemitonic)
Cohemitonia0 (ancohemitonic)
prime: 283
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector212320
Interval Spectrump2m3n2sd2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,4}
<2> = {3,5,8}
<3> = {4,7,9}
<4> = {8,10,11}
Spectra Variation3.2
Myhill Propertyno


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 433 can be rotated to make 4 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 283
Scale 283, Ian Ring Music TheoryThis is the prime mode
3rd mode:
Scale 2189
Scale 2189, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 1571
Scale 1571, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 2833
Scale 2833, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 283

Scale 283Scale 283, Ian Ring Music Theory


The pentatonic modal family [433, 283, 2189, 1571, 2833] is the negative of the heptatonic modal family [631, 953, 1831, 2363, 2963, 3229, 3529]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 433 is itself, because it is a palindromic scale!

Scale 433Scale 433: Raga Zilaf, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Zilaf

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 435Scale 435: Raga Purna Pancama, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Purna Pancama
Scale 437Scale 437, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 441Scale 441, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 417Scale 417, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 425Scale 425: Raga Kokil Pancham, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Kokil Pancham
Scale 401Scale 401, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 465Scale 465, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 497Scale 497, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 305Scale 305, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 369Scale 369, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 177Scale 177, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 689Scale 689: Raga Nagasvaravali, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Nagasvaravali
Scale 945Scale 945: Raga Saravati, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Saravati
Scale 1457Scale 1457: Raga Kamalamanohari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Kamalamanohari
Scale 2481Scale 2481: Raga Paraju, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Paraju

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