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    Hello!

    There is a raga called Puriya Dhanashree and was wondering If anyone knows a similar scale to this in western music.

    The notes are C Db E F# G Ab B C

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    Last edited by Chi1991; Jan-21-2021 at 20:23.

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    The Double Harmonic major scale is identical to your example except the F is natural instead of F#.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_harmonic_scale

    The Enigmatic Scale has the same notes as your example, except a Bb (A#) instead of a G.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enigmatic_scale

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    There seems to be no native name for it in the western music, and when I played it at the piano, it sounded foreign, despite my love for chromaticism. The closest is indeed a double harmonic scale, although the feel is very different when that F is natural.

    I would call it "C byzantine sharp four"

    Edit: the scale finder suggests a name "C purvi theta"
    https://www.scales-chords.com/fscale...2=&t2=&c3=&t3=

    But that's an imported name
    Last edited by Fabulin; Jan-22-2021 at 00:22.

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    Thanks a lot. Yeah It's Purvi That a in Indian Music. Wanted a similar one in western. What u suggested sounds good.

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    There are 10 basic scales in Hindustani music, 6 of which are the diatonic modes (sorry no Locrian ragas) the other 4 dont have a counterpart in standard Western music. Poorvi (from the eponymous raag you mentioned) is one of them



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