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The power of the Pentatonic scale, demonstrated by...

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:03 am
by sloop_john_b
Bobby McFerrin - this is a must watch!

http://vimeo.com/5732745

Happy to field any questions you may have regarding the scale. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:08 am
by winston
That was fantastic. Purely magical. I loved it. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:17 am
by wints
Simply brilliant...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:49 am
by 8mileshigh
Made me smile - thanks for sharing JB! :D

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:31 pm
by jps
That was great! :D

I saw him conduct The Cleveland Orchestra about 10 years ago, doing a Mozart concerto with Chick Corea on piano. :shock: Totally enthralled the packed venue during a part of the program that featured just Bobby and Chick doing things that got the audience involved, sort of like that video, just wonderful to a part of that. I am certain the typical orchestra patrons had no idea what they were about to be part of!!! :mrgreen: 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:30 pm
by cjj
Yes, that was fun! It's kind of amazing how the pentatonic scale is such a big part of music in so many different parts of the world. He says that people "get it" wherever he goes. I wonder if it's because of familiarity with local (or other) music that uses that scale. I mean, if he were to go somewhere where there was no music, or a completely different scale were used (if there is such a place), would the people "get it"? Of course, maybe the reason it's so prevalent in music around the world is that there's some deep ingrained knowledge if that scale in our DNA for some reason...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:31 am
by beatlefreak
It's like second nature to most people. Great video!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:52 am
by scotty
Great video thanks for sharing JB

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:39 pm
by jimk
Yeah, there does seem to be something deeply ingrained in the primitive side of our brains with regards to the pentatonic scale. It must be something truly ancient in our collective consciousness.
JimK

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:54 pm
by godber
That's great. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:55 pm
by ozover50
Love it!! Thanks, JB.... :D

Re: The power of the Pentatonic scale, demonstrated by...

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:54 pm
by blueroofshaun
Thanks for this!