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Am I Worshiping the Devil?
You're a music expert... answer me this: My dad says that there's a thing called a pentatonic and that people used to use them all the time in the 60s. What is it? What does it look like? Where can I buy one? Are they expensive? Does it need a battery?
He says you can hear it on all the Led Zeppelin records. Is it the thing with all the echo on it? Are there any pictures?
"Pentatonic" sounds like something to do with devil worship or witchcraft or something. Will I experience eternal damnation if I use one?
They're not as easy to find anymore. Back in the 60s and 70s, people used them with everything. Then people got sick of them for a while because they made everything sound the same. But they never quite went away; blues guitar players still like them. So do R&B singers. Kind of like mustard and ketchup: They'll always be here.
As far as seeing a pentatonic... Seeing one is like seeing a chupacabra, or like a vampire seeing himself (or herself) in a mirror, or like seeing the face of Jesus on a piece of toast. Sometimes if you squint, it's easier to see one. Hearing one, on the other hand, is really easy to do.
And as far as the witchcraft thing goes: Damned if I know. Worshiping the devil? Yeah, probably, but maybe not.
Hope that helps.
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