Danny, you are correct. But Ebb-F# is still a double augmented whole-tone.
In response to Lorenzo, here is the definition of a diatonic scale from Paul
Erlich dated 02-03-2005:
> Paul, do you think C Db E F Gb A Bb C or C Db E F G Ab B C can be
>categorized as diatonical scales?
"Yes, in the sense I mentioned earlier, because they contain one and
only one instance of each of the 7 letter names, and they're even
relatively compact harmonically. In fact, these two scales are merely
transpositions of one another..."
I wish Paul would come and back me up on this one, with reasons as to why
and how the scale I gave is diatonic. I do not wish to be blockhead going up
against centuries of Western practice here.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Danny Wier" <dawiertx@...>
Sent: 23 Mart 2005 Çarşamba 1:34
Subject: Re: [tuning] Re: Diatonic
> From: Ozan Yarman
> > That is a weird diatonic scale with a double augmented whole tone
> > Ebb-F# and Bbb C. Nevertheless, it is still diatonic.
> The second interval is only a single augmented whole tone. The first
> interval is also some sort of ditone, which in meantone (definitely not
> in Indian music) is around 350 cents.
> The ragam I referred to is called Sâlagam, BTW. A list of all 72 modes in
> Carnatic music and other info can be found here:
> http://www.geocities.com/vasudevanvrv/carnatic/music.htm. (All these modes
> can be expressed in 12-tone equal temperament, but a 22-tone JI scale can
> also be used - essentially Yekta Bey's scale with schismic alterations,
> minus the perfect prime and perfect fifth a comma flat.)