gapped scale


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gapped scale

n
(Classical Music) music a scale, such as a pentatonic scale, containing fewer than seven notes
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Noun1.gapped scale - a musical scale with fewer than seven notes
musical scale, scale - (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
pentatone, pentatonic scale - a gapped scale with five notes; usually the fourth and seventh notes of the diatonic scale are omitted
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Part 1, on Impressionism, figures relationships between painting and music, focusing on French composers' use of modes, octatonicism, and gapped scales (whole tone, pentatonic, overtone).
One does find gapped scales in black tradition, but they are all based around a tonic triad, and are melodically totally different from gapped scales of the white ballad tradition.