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Bobby McFerrin and the Pentatonic Scale

Today I happened upon this delightful video from, oddly, the World Science Festival 2009:

World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo.

While I expect he’s made a great deal of money off of “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”, it’s unfortunate that that’s what most people think of when they hear McFerrin’s name. I don’t know much about jazz, but every time I hear him he strikes me as this remarkably capable and original vocalist.

3 Responses to “Bobby McFerrin and the Pentatonic Scale”

  1. Cool science; where are the women?; biology discovers graphical notations « FrogHeart

    […] It does seem as if there’s some sort of campaign to make science ‘cool’ in the US. I say campaign because there was also, a few months ago, the World Science Festival in New York (mentioned in my June 12, 2009 posting). Thanks to Darren Barefoot’s blog I see they have posted some highlights and videos from the festival. Barefoot features one of musician Bobby McFerrin’s presentations here. […]

  2. DJK

    The guy is incredible… look up CIRCLE SONG. There are so many actually. Check out his vocal version of “Flight of the Bumblebee”

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