pentatonic


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pen·ta·ton·ic

 (pĕn′tə-tŏn′ĭk)
adj. Music
Of or using only five tones, usually the first, second, third, fifth, and sixth tones of a diatonic scale.
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Adj.1.pentatonic - relating to a pentatonic scale
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pentatonic

[ˌpentəˈtɒnɪk]
A. ADJpentatónico
B. CPD pentatonic scale Nescala f pentatónica

pentatonic

adjpentatonisch; pentatonic scalefünfstufige Tonleiter
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Polyphonic music dates back to antiquity, and it is the only kind of music in Greece that has preserved the pentatonic scale -- a musical scale with five notes per octave.
The simple pentatonic folk harmonies, pounding rhythms and lavish use of percussion which they find risible are the source of its popularity.
The iso(n), as a sustained tone component to the chant/song, has evolved and become integrated into both Byzantine monody and the Southwest Balkan oral traditions of multipart pentatonic singing.
The initial pentatonic motive evokes a gentle spinning throughout the song, first appearing in the left hand of piano in m.
The third movement itself was mostly gruff Beethovenian good humour, laced with heavy tensions, particularly in the pentatonic passages reflecting Magyar folk song.
Her rendition of the cascading pentatonic runs on the second half of the movement was executed with the gracefulness of a harpist.
The piece, written in F-sharp major, utilizes the black-key pentatonic scale and the aid of brackets in the music indicates two-and-three-black key groupings.
The music and songs ranged from traditional Berber pentatonic music to the wild raciness of flamenco and off around the Mediterranean Sea to pull in the musical nuances of the countries that receive its powerful waves .
Contrary to what many researchers expected, pentatonic, or five-note, musical scales--the foundation of Western music--were not universal.
He brings that style to Huns Dhun' which is said to have been based on Raag Hamsadhwani a south Indian classical pentatonic raag.
With the exception of two instrumental interludes, all are set to Japanese poetry but musically very much in Western style, with expected pentatonic tunes here and there.