pentatonic scale

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Synonyms for pentatonic scale

a gapped scale with five notes


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The only scale contained within the C12 chromatic that looks like this is the anhemitonic pentatonic scale, with groups of whole tones separated by minor thirds.
anhemitonic) it can be more usefully presented in a number notation (shown above the stave in ex.1).
90 Jose Maceda, "In Search of a Source of Pentatonic, Hematonic and Anhemitonic Scales in Southeast Asia", Acta Musicologica 62/2-3 (1990): 192-230.
"Anhemitonic" is another term whose implications deserve exposition within the text or notes.