use pentatonic in a sentence.
It's a D major pentatonic scale, I think.
Oh, the power and beauty of the pentatonic scale.
Edit: I think it's pentatonic.
A pentatonic scale such as the one in this app consists of scale degrees 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6.
Here's a good five-minute segment from Howard Goodall's 'How Music Works' series, talking about the human universality of the pentatonic scale:
It seems to be using the pentatonic scale, which is generally easy to deal with.
Pretty sure this the pentatonic scale actually - so all black notes.
I get exactly this with white noise, subtle chime sounds on a pentatonic scale.
Interesting side note: demos tend to use music with pentatonic (ambient) or whole-tone (dreamy) scales.
Another option would be base 5 for a pentatonic scale , or using the decimal representation to cover 2 octaves.
To me it sounds as if the reason for the music not sounding like total crap is, that the author uses pentatonic scales, which are also used in improvisations.
We actually do have the ability to constrain notes to a scale (the default for new songs is in fact C Major Pentatonic, not chromatic).
I love YouTube, I really do, besides great resources like justinguitar and Mary Schwartz, there are a huge number of excellent backing tracks you can use improvise over, here are a few of my favorite favoritesHappy Blues in E (great for mixing major/minor pentatonic) Acoustic Rock Style Backing Track - D Major Marty teaching 'Fly me to the moon' (great jazz standard)
For more information, see this series: Pentatonic scale is seriously cool (when do re mi so la) because you can combine any sequence of sounds and it always sounds good.
Now, in this day and age, anybody who hasn't been raised by wolves has had the pentatonic scale drilled into them from the day they were born.
At that point, it's hard to see how the crowd could come up with anything _but_ a pentatonic scale!
It's still a fun little performance to watch, but I don't think it proves anything about the pentatonic scale being hardwired into the human brain.