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Apr 15

Bobby McFerrin and the Power of the Pentatonic Scale

I have been doing some research for an article on how music affects the way people feel and the mechanics behind that from a neurological standpoint and I came across this video. It shows the natural ability of an arbitrary audience to play within a pentatonic scale with just the tiniest prompting.

Here the amazing Bobby McFerrin, of “Dont Worry, Be Happy” fame among other things demonstrates this peculiar human trait that we all seem to have.  His Cosby Show theme is this weeks video of the week.


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