The Power Of The Pentatonic Scale

Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates The Universal Nature Of Music      04/08/09

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This video of jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin, taken at the event "Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus", at the 2009 World Science Festival, June 12, 2009, offers a lesson on the universal nature of music.

McFerrin demonstrates people's innate understanding of the Pentatonic scale, as he relies on them to extrapolate additional notes as he improvises.

James Lewin
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