The Artistry of Bobby McFerrin

A native of New York City, Bobby McFerrin is well known as a folk-jazz vocalist and musician. He made his mark on the world with his incredible vocal techniques including scat singing, polyphonic overtone singing, and improvisational vocal percussion. He utilizes his instrument, the voice, in a way that many current-day vocalists do not. An example of these techniques can be seen in the “Drive” song attached below. 

Though his most popular song is “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”, one could argue that it does not fully showcase his artistic ability like his other songs do…

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