The Pentatonic Scale

The word "pentatonic" comes from the Greek word pente meaning five and tonic meaning tone. Simply put the pentatonic scale consists of five notes within one octave, that's why it is also sometimes referred to as s five-tone scale or five-note scale. It is believed that the pentatonic scale was used way back in ancient times. Composers like Clued Debussy have used pentatonic scales for added effect in his music.