I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of a universal language. I agree with my instructor, Matt, that one doesn’t really exist, although if you believe ancient Hebrew and Sumerian stories one did exist thousands of years ago. Then, I came across this video clip and realized that concept applied if one was considering only written and spoken languages, including signs and symbols. If the form of communication is music, then all bets are off.
This video clip shows Bobby McFerrin demonstrating the Pentatonic Scale to panel and audience members at the World Science Festival 2009. The topic of discussion was expectations and the audience participation was spot on.