The pentatonic scale is a simple concept—just five notes (do, re, mi, so, la) we all learned as children.
The song is cast mostly in the relative minor (G♯) of the pentatonic scale of B♮ major.
Whether by imitation or not, the pentatonic scale of the Scotch is an intimate part of negro song.
In the earlier times the Chinese had the pentatonic scale, approximately the same as that of the black keys of the piano.
"The Lark" is written in the pentatonic scale, with accompaniment for two flutes and a harp.
The pentatonic scale simply omits it, as well as the fourth step.
Indeed traces of the pentatonic scale are not infrequently met with, especially in the tunes attached to the earlier ballads.
It is cast in the relative minor (C) of the pentatonic scale of E♭ major.
Although not confined to the intervals of the pentatonic scale, the number is distinctly pentatonic in character.
The pentatonic scale is a favorite with him; he employs it as boldly as Wagner did in Das Rheingold.