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    Default Can you identify this scale/mode? C D F G B C/C Bb G F D C

    Hello everyone

    There is a North Indian Raga called Brindavani Sarang and was wondering If there is a similar scale or mode name to that in western music.

    Ascending - C D F G B C
    Descending- C Bb G F D C

    Thank you
    Chi
    Last edited by Chi1991; Mar-10-2021 at 12:38.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi1991 View Post
    Hello everyone

    There is a North Indian Raga called Brindavani Sarang and was wondering If there is a similar scale/mode to that in western music.

    Ascending - C D F G B C
    Descending- C Bb G F D C

    Thank you
    Chi
    I see two pentatonics with the pattern 1 2 4 5 7 ascending ("Sus4 sound" and many other interesting triads: Lydian sound, etc). Descending I see a pentatonic with a flat 7th: 1 2 4 5 b7, very bluesy Coltrane thing. There are many chord and situations where you can apply them when improvising, since you've got no 3rd. Just two examples. The ascending one on CMaj 7/Dm7(11/13)/F7#11 and many more. The descending one fits a C7(11)/Gm7(11)/F Lydian, and so on. You can hear those scale in jazz & blues improvisation all the time.

    Regards,

    Vincula

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    Thanks a lot for your answer. Can u suggest a name for that scale, at least something that is close?

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    Sarang is deemed to be in the Kafi thaat - Kafi is the western Dorian mode, however Gha and Dha (the 3rd and 6th) are not used in the raag

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    https://www.scales-chords.com/scalefinder.php

    if u check include "exotic scales" towards bottom

    B dorian b2
    F ickikosucho
    F# persian
    B todi theta

    https://ianring.com/musictheory/scales/2507
    Last edited by johnfkingmatrix; Mar-11-2021 at 19:24.

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