Saturday, August 01, 2009

Bobby McFerrin and "Close Encounters"

This video of Bobby McFerrin reminded me of the scene in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" where Lacombe is coaching the UFO working group to converse in sign language . . .

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

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Katie said...

Oh, that was fun! I found myself singing along as he was doing it.

What I found interesting is how it all fell apart temporarily when he hit the two "notes" at the same time, and the audience couldn't figure out which one to sing.

Great video, Mac! :o)

Tristan Eldritch said...

LLC is a little off topic....

Mac said...


I liked that moment as well. Neat video. I like the idea that the musical scale is "hardwired" into even the most unmusical among us, which would be me!


"Off topic" indeed. I just took the liberty of deleting it.