If you have ever been present in a service where a congregation “sings in tongues” and you have been surprised at the way the “random” singing of many voices harmonises – you may not have the musical insight to have realised that the congregation was singing using the pentatonic scale (all the black notes on a piano form a pentatonic scale). Any combination of a pentatonic scale sounds great. Enjoy this video:

World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo.

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