Music always brightens my day. To see someone uses music to show the inherent connectedness that exists between us all, even in the midst of so much negativity is a treat.
In this video, musical genius Bobby McFerrin utilizes audience participation to reveal how much the Pentatonic Musical scale is a part of each of us. So what is the Pentatonic Musical Scale? According to Wikipedia:
“A pentatonic scale is a musical scale or mode with five notes per octave in contrast to a heptatonic (seven-note) scale such as the major scale and minor scale. Pentatonic scales are very common and are found all over the world. They are divided into those with semitones (hemitonic) and those without (anhemitonic).”
So there you have it. Seeing a demonstration of how easily we recognize it serves as an apt reminder that we share much more in common than it may seem.
featured image is a screenshot from bobbymcferrin.com
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