Notes: C, Db, Eb, F, G, Ab, and B - Key: C - Origin: South Indian - Category: Octatonic Scales
The C Mela Dhenuka uses eight notes per octave. Because of this same reason it is a member of the so called Octatonic -scales that have Eight-note (or Eight-tone). On the piano keyboard, it is made up of three black keys: Db, Eb, and Ab and four white keys: C, F, G, and B. This combination makes this scale - as well as the C Mela Bhavapriya, C Mela Cakravaka, and C Mela Calanata - as great choices for composing or improvising South Indian music.
If we take a look a the key signature of the C Mela Dhenuka Scale we can find it has three flats and no sharps. Therefore, on sheet music you will find three accidentals on the score. The notes of this scale are: C, Db, Eb, F, G, Ab, and B.