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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Among the subject areas covered are instruments of the tradition such as fiddle, guitar, piano, and pipes; general concepts such as accompaniment, amplification, composing, competitions, dancing, festivals, gapped scales, modes, and tempo; tune categories such as hornpipes, jigs, marches, reels, and strathspeys; and fiddle-specific elements such as bowing, drive, drone, double-stops, dynamics, flying spiccato, 'groups' of tunes (medleys), fat-flat stroke, and ornamentation.
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).
Bradtke comments on former slaves singing also in modal and gapped scales, 'brought by their ancestors from Africa.