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This could almost go under the Mixed Media category. But, as this was an event at the World Science Festival 2009, I'm posting the link here. This demonstrates the neurological commonality of man.
"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."http://vimeo.com/5732745
I really loved this. :)
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That is pretty darn awesome; I especially like his point about every audience everywhere being able to understand that. Humans just get music. Why? That's the perplexing part!
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That's super awesome!The pentatonic scale is so cool.
I also find it fascinating that there are so many microtones, infinitesimally smaller than a semitone, and they sound horrible to the human ear.
If I bang my head against a brick wall five times and get five lumps, why am I surprised when I bang it a sixth time and get a sixth lump?
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