Wednesday, April 17, 2013

How important is the pentatonic scale? Bobby McFerrin demonstrates.

SUPER cool musician and demonstration. Bobby McFerrin, goes far beyond just the "guy who did 'don't worry be happy'". He is a large asset to the musical community. Here he demonstrates how deep this scale goes into the human psyche. The REALLY interesting part is where he says "anywhere I go in the world, the audience gets this". I mean how can that be? We are always told about different cultural uses and microtonality, different from our own, and all that. There is just something about this pitch collection that clicks with humans. Something to think about isn't it?

1 comment:

  1. This is terrific. Thanks for posting it!