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Glossohymnia

Bosco Peters links to a fascinating video about the power of the pentatonic scale. I love it when bloggers add value when they link. In this case, the value added is the observation that singing in tongues, despite its randomness, harmonizes because the congregation is using the pentatonic scale, and “any combination of the pentatonic scale sounds great.” Nifty!

(The entire program from which this snippet came discusses how much of our appreciation of music is culturally determined and how much of it is “hard-wired” into our brains.)

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  1. SingingOwl says:

    That was fascinating. Thanks for sharing. And isn’t Bobby Mc F something else? I just saw him on a PBS special, and I was in awe of what that man can do with his voice, hands and chest.

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