musical scale

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Noun1.musical scale - (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)musical scale - (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
gamut - the entire scale of musical notes
diatonic scale - a scale with eight notes in an octave; all but two are separated by whole tones
chromatic scale - a 12-note scale including all the semitones of the octave
gapped scale - a musical scale with fewer than seven notes
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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Scales may be tetratonic, pentatonic, hexatonic, or heptatonic.
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The melodic motives and phrases result in a tonal vocabulary of ten distinct tones, from which a core of four tones comprise a tetratonic (4-tone) scale.