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Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event "Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus", from the 2009 World Science Festival, June 12, 2009.

For more of Bobby McFerrin and the science behind this program, please view the full "Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus" event video at our website:

worldsciencefestival.com/video/notes-neurons-full

See the short performance at http://vimeo.com/5732745
More Bobby McFerrin in action. My favorite :willy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU

But instead of being so passive about it all he should be doing this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aRuqozNMmQ
Ed Jewett Wrote:Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event "Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus", from the 2009 World Science Festival, June 12, 2009.
32745

Finally, maybe, a chance to do something besides lurk....

A very entertaining music documentary by Howard Goodall includes a discussion of the pentatonic scale. Maybe the link works....




http://www.youtube.com/user/timegrinder#...nbOWi6f_IM
The link works... and thank you for it.

It reminded me of "Song of the Earth"...

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/...tion/2405/
Thank you again, Charles... that's a richly-loaded resource.... It may help if I want to be a musician the next time around the wheel.