VOTD: World Science Festival – Pentatonic Scale


It seems there are a lot of cool things we miss out on not being in the US. One of which is the World Science Festival that takes place each year.

This year Bobby McFerrin demonstrated the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the “Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus” event, on June 12, 2009. Just take a look at the video clip below to see how he uses the audience and how quickly they learn to acompany him. [via BoingBoing]

You can take a look at some more short clips from the event on their site here and full clips here.
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.
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2 Responses to “VOTD: World Science Festival – Pentatonic Scale”

  1. That was fascinating. Bobby McFerrin is just awesome. Nice post!

  2. I love it! I’ve always been fascinated by musical theory like this, specifically around what the human mind automatically knows about scale and rhythm etc, how simple notes can change our moods, etc.
    Nice find 🙂

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