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Scale 979: "Mela Dhavalambari"

Also known as: Foulds' Mantra of Will scale

Scale 979: Mela Dhavalambari, Ian Ring Music Theory

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Tones7 (heptatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,1,4,6,7,8,9}
Forte Number7-Z18
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia4 (multihemitonic)
Cohemitonia2 (dicohemitonic)
prime: 755
enantiomorph: 2425
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector434442
Interval Spectrump4m4n4s3d4t2
Distribution Spectra<1> = {1,2,3}
<2> = {2,3,4,5}
<3> = {3,4,5,6,7}
<4> = {5,6,7,8,9}
<5> = {7,8,9,10}
<6> = {9,10,11}
Spectra Variation2.571
Myhill Propertyno

Harmonic Chords


Modes are the rotational transformation of this scale. Scale 979 can be rotated to make 6 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 2537
Scale 2537, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 829
Scale 829, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 1231
Scale 1231, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 2663
Scale 2663, Ian Ring Music Theory
6th mode:
Scale 3379
Scale 3379: Verdi's Scala enigmatica descending, Ian Ring Music TheoryVerdi's Scala enigmatica descending
7th mode:
Scale 3737
Scale 3737, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 755

Scale 755Scale 755, Ian Ring Music Theory


The heptatonic modal family [979, 2537, 829, 1231, 2663, 3379, 3737] is the negative of the pentatonic modal family [179, 779, 1633, 2137, 2437]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 979 is 2425

Scale 2425Scale 2425, Ian Ring Music Theory


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 979 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 2425

Scale 2425Scale 2425, 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 977Scale 977, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 981Scale 981: Mela Kantamani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Kantamani
Scale 983Scale 983, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 987Scale 987, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 963Scale 963, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 971Scale 971: Mela Gavambodhi, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Gavambodhi
Scale 995Scale 995, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1011Scale 1011, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 915Scale 915: Raga Kalagada, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Kalagada
Scale 947Scale 947: Mela Gayakapriya, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Gayakapriya
Scale 851Scale 851: Raga Hejjajji, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Hejjajji
Scale 723Scale 723, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 467Scale 467: Raga Dhavalangam, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Dhavalangam
Scale 1491Scale 1491: Mela Namanarayani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Namanarayani
Scale 2003Scale 2003, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3027Scale 3027, Ian Ring Music Theory

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