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Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale

a classic video where Bobby McFerrin uses the pentatonic scale to reveal one surprising result of the way our brains are wired. This never gets old.

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It might seem inappropriate….but it is not.

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'Freedom Jazz Dance' by Esperanza Spalding & Bobby McFerrin / Track of the Day

A little treat for ‘Throwback Thursday’: Watch Esperanza Spalding* and Bobby McFerrin’s duet at the 2011 Grammy Awards ceremony, performing Eddie Harris’s classic tune Freedom Jazz Dance.

*Esperanza took home the Grammy for ‘Best New Artist’ that year.

"There use to be a point where I would be afraid of making mistakes. I’m no longer afraid of making mistakes. I make them every night during a performance. Something happens: I meant for my voice to go right and it went left instead. I meant for my voice to go up and it goes down, you know. Wherever my voice goes, wherever it takes me I just follow it. I just watch it. It leads me to whatever, you know. I trust it."

~Bobby McFerrin from Catching Song

photo by Erinc Salor (Taken with Instagram)