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Gagaku (雅楽, ancient imperial court music and dances, lit. "elegant music") is a type of Japanese classical music that has been performed at the Imperial Court in Kyoto for several centuries. This kind of music was first imported into Japan from China; however, artistically it differs from the music of the corresponding Chinese form yayue which is a term reserved for ceremonial music. Gagaku consists of three primary repertoires:

  1. Native Shinto religious music and folk songs and dance, called kuniburi no utamai
  2. A Goguryeo and Manchurian form, called komagaku (named after Goguryeo, which is pronounced Koma in Japanese, one of the Three Kingdoms)
  3. A Chinese and South Asian form (specifically Tang Dynasty), called Tōgaku.[1]

Gagaku, like shōmyō, employ the yo scale, a pentatonic scale with ascending intervals of two, three, two, two, and three semitones between the five scale tones.

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