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Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale

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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.

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