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Jay White / Blog

Musical Pi

One of the coolest things I've done lately is to assign all the notes in a major scale their corresponding number 1-8 and 9 is the 2nd from the octave above and 0 the 7th from the octave below and started reading Pi (3.141...) as sheet music. There is a lot of weird sounding stuff but there is definitely some very appealing phrasing as well. But the really cool thing is the way my brain has associated numbers and notes to play a song which I can remember and access to easily remember Pi up to 60 decimal places in two easy days of work, where I could never have done it so easily with straight forward numbers. I recommend every musician try it.