Marc Bernardin
July 31, 2009 AT 08:43 PM EDT

I had written off Bobby McFerrin years ago, after that “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” incident. And then I saw this video, in which he uses an unsuspecting audience to demonstrate the universal power of the Pentatonic Scale.

I don’t know about you, but music — and our innate understanding of music —  is an everyday magic I too often take for granted.

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