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Scale 981: "Mela Kantamani"

Also known as: Raga Kuntala, Srutiranjani

Scale 981: Mela Kantamani, Ian Ring Music Theory

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Tones7 (heptatonic)
Pitch Class Set{0,2,4,6,7,8,9}
Forte Number7-24
Rotational Symmetrynone
Hemitonia3 (trihemitonic)
Cohemitonia2 (dicohemitonic)
prime: 687
enantiomorph: 1401
Deep Scaleno
Interval Vector353442
Interval Spectrump4m4n3s5d3t2
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 981 can be rotated to make 6 other scales. The 1st mode is itself.

2nd mode:
Scale 1269
Scale 1269, Ian Ring Music Theory
3rd mode:
Scale 1341
Scale 1341, Ian Ring Music Theory
4th mode:
Scale 1359
Scale 1359, Ian Ring Music Theory
5th mode:
Scale 2727
Scale 2727: Mela Manavati, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Manavati
6th mode:
Scale 3411
Scale 3411: Enigmatic, Ian Ring Music TheoryEnigmatic
7th mode:
Scale 3753
Scale 3753, Ian Ring Music Theory


The prime form of this scale is Scale 687

Scale 687Scale 687, Ian Ring Music Theory


The heptatonic modal family [981, 1269, 1341, 1359, 2727, 3411, 3753] is the negative of the pentatonic modal family [171, 1377, 1413, 1557, 2133]


The inverse of a scale is a reflection using the root as its axis. The inverse of 981 is 1401

Scale 1401Scale 1401, Ian Ring Music Theory


Only scales that are chiral will have an enantiomorph. Scale 981 is chiral, and its enantiomorph is scale 1401

Scale 1401Scale 1401, 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 983Scale 983, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 977Scale 977, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 979Scale 979: Mela Dhavalambari, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Dhavalambari
Scale 985Scale 985: Mela Sucaritra, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Sucaritra
Scale 989Scale 989, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 965Scale 965, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 973Scale 973: Mela Syamalangi, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Syamalangi
Scale 997Scale 997, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1013Scale 1013, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 917Scale 917, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 949Scale 949: Mela Mararanjani, Ian Ring Music TheoryMela Mararanjani
Scale 853Scale 853, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 725Scale 725: Raga Yamuna Kalyani, Ian Ring Music TheoryRaga Yamuna Kalyani
Scale 469Scale 469, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 1493Scale 1493: Lydian Minor, Ian Ring Music TheoryLydian Minor
Scale 2005Scale 2005, Ian Ring Music Theory
Scale 3029Scale 3029, 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