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February 2, 2011

The Power of the Pentatonic Scale

The great Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale:

Related Lesson:

Did you know you can do a lot more with the pentatonic scale than the obvious bluesy things you usually do with it?  Discover more here: Uses of the Pentatonic Scale in Jazz


Marc-A said...


The crowd reaction @ 0:44 is priceless!

Stimanje Gitare said...

Incredible indeed!

Joseh Garcia said...

Wow! Thanks for posting this. I did not know him.
Joseh Garcia

IgnitedWeStand said...

What a great ice breaker that would be at a retreat.

kenneth said...


This sounds great.

My ears always want to hear it again and again..

Jazz Piano Lessons said...

It's such an amazing thing how 5 notes are so easy for us to feel as musicians and listeners. I also think it's such a cool thing that so many culture all over the world feature pentatonics as part of their music. Thanks for posting this!

Matt @ Best Guitar Cable said...

Proof that the pentatonic is truly one of the most simplistic yet useful scales around.

wajahat Ali said...

Thank You