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Pentatonic stuff and Song listing open thread

Leonard Bernstein, Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948 2by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

Two things today. First some interesting pentatonic stuff:

I also thought it would be neat to try an open thread and see how many pentatonic songs we could come up with. These could be early childhood songs or pop tunes or tunes you notice in method books. I'll start it off:

  • Alabama Gal, American Traditional tune
  • Band of Angels, American Traditional tune
  • Little Rondo, Traditional

List other pentatonic songs in the comments!

 

Photo Credit: "Leonard Bernstein, Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948 2" by ky_olsen, on Flickr" CC-BY

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The reason I ask... Isn't it amazing that this was a part of the public (or semi-public) discourse? He makes it all very accessible without dumbing it down or making it gimmicky. In the age of dwindling audiences and lock outs, it makes one wonder why orchestras and management aren't trying to create more stuff like this.

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Sorry- not contributing to the open thread, but a question instead: What year was that Bernstein lecture, and who was the intended audience?

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