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Bobby McFerrin

Discussion in 'Tips, Tricks & Talk' started by Mike Verta, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Easily one of my favorite musicians. In this video - an improvisation - he demonstrates the principles I talk about in the Comp and development classes in a way I simply don't have the voice to!

     
  2. "Don't clap!" :D

    Bobby McFerrin is a true musician. Music just flows from his soul. The "power of the pentatonic scale" video that pops up at the end is another great video.
     
  3. I literally taught my boy not to clap on the 1's with the same gravitas I taught him to look both ways when crossing the street.
     
  4. It's an offense that should be punishable by death.

    Of course, if you are Harry Connick Jr., you can just insert a 5/4 measure and force everyone into that backbeat

     
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  5. Loved that Connick turnaround from the first time I saw it. Gutsy, too.
     
  6. No kidding, got to give him some props for that one. Best part is the drummer celebrating behind him at 0:44 after Harry pulls it off.
     
  7. Bobby McFerrin's CD "Paper Music", in which he conducts (and sometimes sings with) the St Paul SO, is priceless.
     

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