02 August 2009

Bobby McFerrin, Pentatonic Scale, and Neuroscience

Found this over on Boing Boing. To borrow from and agree with someone in the comments, the genius of Bobby McFerrin continues to amaze. "Don't Worry, Be Happy", as fun as it was at the time, is probably one of the least impressive points in his career.

Here he is at the World Science Festival 2009, using the pentatonic scale to illustrate expectations and neural programming. Something like that. This video? Me likey.

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


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