Hold My Stout. The Wisdom of Rhythm from Bobby McFerrin

Imagine Bobby McFerrin having a Guinness (or, preferred by yours truly) a Murphy’s Irish Stout when a colleague (aka fellow drinker) asks him if the power of the pentatonic scale is diminished.

Power of the Pentatonic Scale

This video has been around the block, first appearing in July 2009 focused on an event held in June of that year. Here is how the poster described the video, “Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event “Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus”.

I am merely imagining how it would have gone over in an Irish drinking establishment, and perhaps wondered how the staid gentlemen on the stage would have reacted after havin’ a pint or tow.

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* I have no idea if Mr. MCFerrin imbibes at all, so if he does not, my apologies in advance for inserting him into an Irish pub. Where, whether you imbibe or not, you’ll have an abundance of savage Craic.


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