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'[OT]:: The sound of Pi'
2012\05\29@141812 by RussellMc

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www.wimp.com/pisounds/

I didn't see where the 9 and maybe the 0 come from.
Should it matter:-)

2012\05\29@233308 by V G

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On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 2:17 PM, RussellMc <spam_OUTapptechnzTakeThisOuTspamgmail.com> wrote:

> http://www.wimp.com/pisounds/
>
> I didn't see where the 9 and maybe the 0 come from.
> Should it matter:-).


That's so arbitrary, it's ridiculous. They might as well play the constant
e

2012\05\30@003932 by RussellMc

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On 30 May 2012 06:17, RussellMc <.....apptechnzKILLspamspam@spam@gmail.com> wrote:
>> http://www.wimp.com/pisounds/

>> I didn't see where the 9 and maybe the 0 come from.
>> Should it matter:-).

> That's so arbitrary, it's ridiculous. They might as well play the constant e.

Yes. That's the point.
I imagine they will attempt e once they have gained enough experience
to do it well from playing Pi.

The music is truly transcendant.
Or, should that be transcendental?



               Russel

2012\05\30@033101 by Ruben Jönsson

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> On 30 May 2012 06:17, RussellMc <apptechnzspamKILLspamgmail.com> wrote:
> >> http://www.wimp.com/pisounds/
>
> >> I didn't see where the 9 and maybe the 0 come from.
> >> Should it matter:-).
>
> > That's so arbitrary, it's ridiculous. They might as well play the constant
> e.
>
> Yes. That's the point.
> I imagine they will attempt e once they have gained enough experience
> to do it well from playing Pi.
>
> The music is truly transcendant.
> Or, should that be transcendental?
>
Perhaps irrational?

How about the golden ratio (phi) or tau (2*pi)?

And if they only have numbers from 1 to 8 they should convert it to an octal number.


/Ruben

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2012\05\30@044511 by William \Chops\ Westfield
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>> That's so arbitrary

The mapping seems particularly arbitrary to me.  After all, an octave more properly has 7 or 12 notes, not 8.

The natural thing to do would be to express PI in base 7 or base 12, and then map it onto the appropriate scale.  Or to divide the octave into 10 tones.  Though restricting the piece to one octave seems arbitrary as well.

Meh.  I've played stranger pieces.  (5th notes.  gah!)

BillW

2012\05\30@053847 by RussellMc

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>> http://www.wimp.com/pisounds/

>> I didn't see where the 9 and maybe the 0 come from.
>> Should it matter:-).

> The mapping seems particularly arbitrary to me.  After all, an octave more properly has 7 or 12 notes, not 8.
> The natural thing to do would be to express PI in base 7 or base 12, and then map it onto the appropriate scale
>  Or to divide the octave into 10 tones.  Though restricting the piece to one octave seems arbitrary as well.
>  Meh.  I've played stranger pieces.  (5th notes.  gah!)

(1) What well enough known tune's first 8 notes can be played as a one
fingered descending one octave 'white keys' sequence?
That sounds too hard. -> 8 white notes in unbroken descending sequence.

(2) Have you ever been aware of this when you heard the tune, or played it?

(3) If no, how many times would you have heard it?


           Russell

2012\05\30@083302 by Bob Ammerman

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>(1) What well enough known tune's first 8 notes can be played as a one
fingered descending one octave 'white keys' sequence?
That sounds too hard. -> 8 white notes in unbroken descending sequence.

>(2) Have you ever been aware of this when you heard the tune, or played it?

>(3) If no, how many times would you have heard it?

>          Russell

I am no musician, and I immediately knew the answer to this.
1) Not telling (in case anybody doesn't get it right away)

2) Yes

3) Gajillions

-- Bob Ammerman
RAm Systems

2012\05\30@090152 by John Gardner

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Joy Luck Middle Kingdom theme

2012\05\30@125101 by RussellMc

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> Joy Luck Middle Kingdom theme?

No joy with that answer I think - not that I know the JLMKt.

Random cross-link

The smell of one loaf baking ! :-)

           http://www.themiddlekingdom.org/the-smell-of-one-loaf-baking/


2012\05\30@161255 by Bruce Fleming

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>>>>>>On Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 06:17:30 +1200
From: RussellMc <.....apptechnzKILLspamspam.....gmail.com>

http://www.wimp.com/pisounds/
I didn't see where the 9 and maybe the 0 come from.
Should it matter:-).
>>>>>>>

The music theory behind this begins as shown in the video: with the C major scale (C D E F G A B C) the notes are numbered 1 through 8. To make things simple music theory also numbers the notes that occur after the second instance of C (or 8 according to the numbering).

So C D E F G A B C D E F G A would be numbered 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 and so as the notes keep happening. The reason for this becomes apparent when you go to give a chord a name.

A C major chord has the notes of C, E, and G. Let's take a chord with am extra note of D above the octave C. This would be C9 or sometimes seen as Cadd9 because D is the 9th note in the series. Cadd2 would have the D after the first C. This allows the musician to determine which notes to play.

Watch the video again and they should play the D above the octave C instead of the D above the first C used. This happens when the 9 appears with the note played. The number 2 should appear when they play D above the first C used. This should be easiest to see when the piano is on the screen.

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2012\05\31@112439 by John Ferrell

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I have long accepted that my thoughts are from the road less followed.

I like every bit of the video.
I am intrigued by the matter of the base sequence is derived from the number Pi. Since I still don't fully grasp the relationship between Pi and the 12 note scale, I may be easily fooled here.
The music is well performed.
It is well arranged (Mozart inspired?)
Video production is very slick and professional.

Of course, this team could probably make nearly anything that passes for music entertaining.
I would except from that 3 minutes of an "E" or any cadence of square waves.

My interest in music = f(math) is being rekindled...

On 5/30/2012 4:12 PM, Bruce Fleming wrote:
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-- John Ferrell W8CCW
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  Telling the TRUTH becomes a revolutionary act”
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2012\05\31@114740 by alan.b.pearce

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I'm just waiting for someone to come up with some code to play pi in a PIC32, like this little project ...

http://dangerousprototypes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=3472

Uses the PIC32 that comes in the Microstick II as the processor.


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