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Mar 10, 2011

The 3.14 Song: A Musical Interpretation of Pi

created at: 03/10/2011

My sister was born on March 14th. And she's a math teacher. Plus, she married a numbers guy, and they're both delightfully math geek-y. So you better believe they celebrate Pi day on 3.14. From hanging out with them, I actually have Pi memorized to twelve decimal points, which is more than I thought I could do: 141592653589, and no, I didn't cheat.

In honor of Pi Day, Musician Michael Blake transcribed the mathematical constant into music, with one standing for the root note of a scale etc. It takes a while to get going, but the results are amazing. Be sure to watch through to the end.

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via Salon

 

Happy Birthday, Carrie!

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Peter Kelley on Apr 20, 2018:

Once again PI stuns with it's own expression.


CFirth314 on Mar 14, 2011:

I love it!  Thanks so much for sharing this and thinking of me and my math geek-y family. Now, if I could only play this for my students at school