Notes: C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, A, and Bb - Key: C - Origin: Indian - Category: Nonatonic or Ennatonic Scales
The C Raga Deshi uses nine notes per octave. Because of this same reason it is a member of the so called Nonatonic or Ennatonic -scales that have Nine-note (or Nine-tone). On the piano keyboard, it is made up of three black keys: Eb, Ab, and Bb and five white keys: C, D, F, G, and A. This combination makes this scale - as well as the C Raga Abheri, C Raga Abhogi, and C Raga Adana - as great choices for composing or improvising Indian music.
If we take a look a the key signature of the C Raga Deshi 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, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, A, and Bb.