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The Sound of PI (Music)
You Tube ^ | 12/31/13 | 212Entertainment

Posted on 01/14/2014 9:31:47 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion

This video demonstrated what PI sounds like on the piano. Fascinating.

Worth watching.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: pi
Video intersperses facts about PI as you listen.

Yea. It has nothing to do with politics. Enjoy.

1 posted on 01/14/2014 9:31:47 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

2 posted on 01/14/2014 9:32:04 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Truth is hate to those who hate the Truth)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

A very beautiful piece.


3 posted on 01/14/2014 9:52:34 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: aMorePerfectUnion; Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day; humblegunner

Make a C&W version of this and you’ve got something.


4 posted on 01/14/2014 10:15:21 AM PST by martin_fierro (WHERE MY PI AT)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

But he didn’t finish the song...


5 posted on 01/14/2014 10:20:16 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Ping to post on my FB later....


6 posted on 01/14/2014 10:25:31 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: 109ACS

Might take an eternity or more to finish. But once he did find that point he’d find himself at the same place where he started.


7 posted on 01/14/2014 10:46:56 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

I’ll post it on Facebook on 3.14 (2014).


8 posted on 01/14/2014 10:53:28 AM PST by Wuli
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

I like it!


9 posted on 01/14/2014 11:04:32 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

thank you, i am sharing this.


10 posted on 01/14/2014 11:19:33 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

There are several different versions of PI-based compositions. I like the one from New Scientist, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOQb_mtkEEE, because it not only uses a note progressesion based on the number, but also chording driving by the digit sequence. And the instrumentation is very, very interesting, as is the use of portions of the sequence at different tempos at the same time.

Also, the New Scientist version is in a different key.

Frankly, sometimes I have problems getting both versions out of my head at different times.

I’m also seeing possibilities on building a science fiction short story on the use of a musical rendition of PI as a “culture pass/fail test”, similar to that used by the fictional Asgards in the Stargate SG-1 franchise, but using sound instead of writing. Could be fun.

Could, one day, such a thing be “music of the spheres?” Especially if...no, I’ll reserve that thought. No need to give away all of my idea...


11 posted on 01/14/2014 11:41:05 AM PST by asinclair (Political hot air is a renewable energy resource)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

thank you, i am sharing this.


12 posted on 01/14/2014 11:56:54 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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You’re welcome! Worth sharing.


13 posted on 01/14/2014 12:05:41 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Truth is hate to those who hate the Truth)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

And it has lyrics so you can sing along...


14 posted on 01/14/2014 12:09:13 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

Ping


15 posted on 01/14/2014 12:21:20 PM PST by JmyBryan
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To: aMorePerfectUnion; Revolting cat!; GeronL

You can’t spell piano without pi.


16 posted on 01/14/2014 2:27:23 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Pi ping


17 posted on 01/14/2014 3:04:07 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

It looks like cheating. The composer changes the octave arbitrarily (I assume to make the melody more euphonic).
That shouldn’t be allowed.

Now, what would be a fair way of mapping a number into the 88-key space, or even a 12-key space?


18 posted on 01/14/2014 5:56:00 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Bttt


19 posted on 01/14/2014 10:12:47 PM PST by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion; All

Depending on how calendar years are noted, isn’t next year’s pi day going to be unique since year 2015; 3-14-15 ... 31415?


20 posted on 03/14/2014 9:27:38 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Amendment10

I have no idea! There is probably a pi website dedicated to this.


21 posted on 03/14/2014 9:29:25 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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