Someone labeled the creator of what I thought was a helpful music theory video, as a “pentatonic boob”.

What is the implication of this comment, is it an offhanded remark, or a signal of some general perception about pentanotic concepts?

I don’t care if the commenter is wrong or right, we know youtube comments can be unproductive.

I’d like to learn enough to judge for myself and know what’s being suggested (an insult I assume) in context.

Solely for the purpose of understanding any nuance of how people think of the meaning of pentatonic, beyond what you might read on Wikipedia.

I’m aware of the pentatonic scale and have read about it and tried it out, but that’s not enough to decipher the implication here. For context, the video is linked below.

(to be clear, the question refers to a text response comment near the top of the comments. The answer marked correct points out speech in the video itself at 4:20 in the video, which after reading the answer, I now believe explains the comment)

closed as off-topic by Todd Wilcox, David Bowling, Tim, Doktor Mayhem Nov 21 '18 at 13:52

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    What tie does he say it? I'm not watching the whole thing. The comment sounds judgemental. As if to say all someone knows is the pentatonic mode and nothing else. – ggcg Nov 20 '18 at 17:24
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    'Pentatonic bending move' sounds more accurate... – Tim Nov 20 '18 at 17:30
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it belongs on the English Language and Usage Stack or the English Language Learners Stack. It is not a question about music theory or practice as outlined in the help center. – Todd Wilcox Nov 20 '18 at 21:13
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    @ToddWilcox is that really practical? Most answers on ESE can be verified by most people with no special expertise with enough googling. This one cannot or at least I was unable to. Would you be surprised to know understanding non-standard wording, culture, and traditional biases are important to know sometimes in Physics and Computer Science? Doing so requires domain expertise that most English experts will not have across domains. It might get answered, but it's a much longer shot. We should consider practicality over pedantry, and the spirit of rules over the technicality of them. – whitneyland Nov 21 '18 at 3:40
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    There isn't anything in this question that requires music knowledge. Putting the video on closed captions would have cleared things up . – Dom Nov 22 '18 at 21:41

At 4'20"? Enough with the comments from people who haven't bothered to watch it. He fumbles saying 'Pentatonic bending move'. That's all.

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    Someone once coined the phrase 'much ado about nothing'... – Tim Nov 21 '18 at 9:05
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    Thank you so much for an answer that offers practical music theory value, by helping beginners differentiate between an off handed remark, and some sort of general perception or bias regarding a concept in the subject (for others, the comment in question is near the top of text comments, Laurance points out what it referred to at 4:20 in the video). – whitneyland Nov 22 '18 at 20:41

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