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pentatonic scale

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  • n. a scale having five notes per octave

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  • n. a gapped scale with five notes; usually the fourth and seventh notes of the diatonic scale are omitted

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Examples

  • In the hands of a skillful player, a full five-note pentatonic scale could be drawn from the simple instrument.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

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