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Scale 461: "Raga Syamalam"

Scale 461: Raga Syamalam, 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 Syamalam
Zeitler
Madimic

Analysis

Cardinality6 (hexatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,3,6,7,8}
Forte Number6-Z43
Rotational Symmetrynone
Reflection Axesnone
Palindromicno
Chiralityyes
enantiomorph: 1649
Hemitonia3 (trihemitonic)
Cohemitonia1 (uncohemitonic)
Imperfections3
Modes5
Prime?no
prime: 359
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector322332
Interval Spectrump3m3n2s2d3t2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3,4}
<2> = {2,3,4,5,6}
<3> = {5,6,7}
<4> = {6,7,8,9,10}
<5> = {8,9,10,11}
Spectra Variation2.667
Maximally Evenno
Myhill Propertyno
Balancedno
Ridge Tonesnone
ProprietyImproper
Heliotonicno

Modes

Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 461 can be rotated to make 5 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1139
Scale 1139: Aerygimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAerygimic
3rd mode:
Scale 2617
Scale 2617: Pylimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryPylimic
4th mode:
Scale 839
Scale 839: Ionathimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryIonathimic
5th mode:
Scale 2467
Scale 2467: Raga Padi, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Padi
6th mode:
Scale 3281
Scale 3281: Raga Vijayavasanta, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Vijayavasanta

Prime

The prime form of this scale is Scale 359

Scale 359Scale 359: Bothimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBothimic

Complement

The hexatonic modal family [461, 1139, 2617, 839, 2467, 3281] (Forte: 6-Z43) is the complement of the hexatonic modal family [407, 739, 1817, 2251, 2417, 3173] (Forte: 6-Z17)

Inverse

The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 461 is 1649

Scale 1649Scale 1649: Bolimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBolimic

Enantiomorph

Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 461 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1649

Scale 1649Scale 1649: Bolimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBolimic

Transformations:

T0 461  T0I 1649
T1 922  T1I 3298
T2 1844  T2I 2501
T3 3688  T3I 907
T4 3281  T4I 1814
T5 2467  T5I 3628
T6 839  T6I 3161
T7 1678  T7I 2227
T8 3356  T8I 359
T9 2617  T9I 718
T10 1139  T10I 1436
T11 2278  T11I 2872

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 463Scale 463: Zythian, Ian Ring Music TheoryZythian
Scale 457Scale 457: Staptitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryStaptitonic
Scale 459Scale 459: Zaptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryZaptimic
Scale 453Scale 453: Raditonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaditonic
Scale 469Scale 469: Katyrimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKatyrimic
Scale 477Scale 477: Stacrian, Ian Ring Music TheoryStacrian
Scale 493Scale 493: Rygian, Ian Ring Music TheoryRygian
Scale 397Scale 397: Aeolian Pentatonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryAeolian Pentatonic
Scale 429Scale 429: Koptimic, Ian Ring Music TheoryKoptimic
Scale 333Scale 333: Bogitonic, Ian Ring Music TheoryBogitonic
Scale 205Scale 205, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 717Scale 717: Raga Vijayanagari, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Vijayanagari
Scale 973Scale 973: Mela Syamalangi, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Syamalangi
Scale 1485Scale 1485: Minor Romani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMinor Romani
Scale 2509Scale 2509: Double Harmonic Minor, Ian Ring Music TheoryDouble Harmonic Minor

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.