32 Thaats (Scales) Flipped – Part IV

Cave Carvings 500 AD Ajanta Alora Here is one last look at creating 32 Thaats by flipping the scales.
The 12 notes of Indian music are:

S, r, R, g, G, m, M’, P, d, D, n, N

As you can see, S and P (1st and 5th) are immovable. Both of these notes have only one permanent position in the scale.
The other five notes have two positions each, lower and upper position or Komal and Tivar position. When we flip a Thaat, we simply change the positions of these five notes. We move the Tivars to Komal position and the Komals to Tivar position.

The all Tivar scale is: S, R, G, M’, P, D, N, S (Kalian) and
The all Komal scale is S, r, g, m, P, d, n, S. (Bhairavi)

The entire secret to understand this theory lies in understanding these two scales. If one scale is made by lowering a certain note in Kalian, in essence, its flipped Thaat is made by making the same note Tivar in Bhairavi.

In the following table, I have written the Flipped Thaats opposite of each other. Notice how the positions of these five notes (R, G, M, D and N) are swapped. Then there is also an interactive flash movie below to visualize these notes on a keyboard.

Thaat
Scale
flip
Scale
Thaat
Vachaspati
S,R,G,M’,P,D,n,S
flip
S,r,g,m,P,d,N,S
Dhenuka
Latangi
S,R,G,M’,P,d,N,S
flip
S,r,g,m,P,D,n,S
Natakpirya
Rishavpirya
S,R,G,M’,P,d,n,S
flip
S,r,g,m,P,D,N,S
Kokilpirya
Dharamvati
S,R,g,M’,P,D,N,S
flip
S,r,G,m,P,d,n,S
Bakulabharan
Hemvati
S,R,g,M’,P,D,g,S
flip
S,r,G,m,P,d,N,S
Bhairav or Malavgaud
Sahinder Madhyam
S,R,g,M’,P,d,N,S
flip
S,r,G,m,P,D,n,S
Chakarvak or Ahir Bhairav
Shanmukhpirya
S,R,g,M’,P,d,n,S
flip
S,r,G,m,P,D,N,S
Suryakant or Anand Bhairav
Gamanpirya or Marava
S,r,G,M’,P,D,N,S
flip
S,R,g,m,P,d,n,S
Asavari
Rampirya
S,r,G,M’,P,D,n,S
flip
S,R,g,m,P,d,N,S
Kirvani
Kamvardhani or Pooravi
S,r,G,M’,P,d,N,S
flip
S,R,g,m,P,D,n,S
Kafi or Kharharpirya
Namnarayani
S,r,G,M’,P,d,n,S
flip
S,R,g,m,P,D,N,S
Gauri Manohari
Swaranangi
S,r,g,M’,P,D,N,S
flip
S,R,G,m,P,d,n,S
Charukeshi
Shadvidhmargani
S,r,g,M’,P,D,n,S
flip
S,R,G,m,P,d,N,S
Sarsangi
Shubh Pantuvarali or Todi
S,r,g,M’,P,d,N,S
flip
S,R,G,m,P,D,n,S
Khamaj or Harkambhoji
Bhavpirya
S,r,g,M’,P,d,n,S
flip
S,R,G,m,P,D,N,S
Bilaval or Shankrabharan
Bhairavi
S,r,g,m,P,d,n,S
flip
S,R,G,M’,P,D,N,S
Kalian

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