a five note scale.
relating to a pentatonic scale
Pertaining to scales of 5 notes to the octave, in particular 1-2-3-5-6 of the major scale. Pentatonic melodies are typical of much indigenous music around the world, and these scales are also an important part of the modern jazz sound. Pentatonic melodies and patterns were especially typical of jazz and fusion in the seventies.
scale comprising only five notes - particularly represented by the five black keys on the piano (or other notes in the same position relative to each other)
A five-tone scale commonly based on the tones do, re, mi, sol, and la.
Term meaning a scale which has five different notes.
Five-note scale and music based on such a scale, found in folk music of many cultures and sometimes in 19th- and 20th- century Western art music.