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A slice of musical Pi

 I've often suspected that the lyrics of most pop songs could be written by a computer...now I have proof :) Here's a song that uses the universal mathematical constant Pi as its lyrics. If you want to sing-a-long-a-digits, here are a few to get you started... :) 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208­99862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745­02841027019385211055596446229489 Some bonus Pi music/songs: asked 06 Aug '12, 02:39 Stingray 88.8k●16●103●343 1 ....@Stingray, this is nutty as a fruitcake. Nice harmony, though. :D (06 Aug '12, 02:49) Grace 1 Lol. The piano's one cool. (06 Aug '12, 03:32) CalonLan I like the Mathematical Pi song (06 Aug '12, 09:46) Fairy Princess showing 0 of 3 show 3 more comments

I have had two life-long puzzles I have been working on...One of them is trying to trisect an angle without anything but a pencil and a compass....The other is cracking Pi. I gave up on the angle one a while back-but Pi has still been a puzzle that I believe will be cracked one day.

Pi is an irrational number-it has no end to it, and just goes on forever and ever. I have tried all sorts of things with Pi- and also have toyed with it on Piano.

I know this is a weird pursuit, but it is just me. I do not even have a degree in Math- I just got hooked when taking geometry, and haven't quit.

God created everything and I figure that there must be some sort of way to make sense of irrational numbers. Pi is like the God particle of Math, I think.

There logically must be some sense to PI- it is, after all, the ratio of the radius of a circle to its circumference, and the circle is a perfect figure, in my eyes. Why would that ratio be irrational? It does not make sense. There has to be some way to make sense of this ratio, and other irrational numbers.

I already saw that video and it is kinda neat, Stingray. Thanks for bringing it up to us.

I don't agree with your premise, though. It is not logical.

Syllogism:

Pop music is simple.

Computers can do simple things.

Therefore, computers can write pop songs.

Peace,

Jai

Jaianniah
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@Jaianniah - If there is a "God Particle" of Math, I would say it's the Golden Ratio (Phi) and its Fibonacci connections, rather than Pi. To me, Pi is just a shadow of Phi, and I've been told by a few non-physical beings that Phi is what to focus on in figuring out the inner workings of physical reality: http://www.inwardquest.com/questions/14512

(06 Aug '12, 04:42)

I have considered that one, and you may be right...but Pi is pretty special, and of great practical use. You really do like to argue with me, don't you? :) ♥

(06 Aug '12, 04:45)
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@Jaianniah - Perhaps you should take things a little less personally ;) Someone expressing a different point of view is simply someone expressing a different point of view, not a "argument" :)

(06 Aug '12, 04:54)

@Stingray- You are right. I do take things personally. Sorry....♥

(06 Aug '12, 04:57)
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@Jaianniah - Regarding your edit, if you look carefully, you'll see a smiley at the end of my first sentence in my question...it looks like this one ---> :)

I was lamenting the generally poor nature of today's pop song lyrics, not trying to imply that computers should write pop songs. Next time, I'll make such ironic statements more clear, perhaps by inserting something like the following sentence in near proximity...

This Is A Joke!

:)

(06 Aug '12, 05:27)

@Stingray: Now who is taking things personally??? :) Please note smiley!

(06 Aug '12, 08:52)
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 1 Not so great though is it! I disagree Stingray - beautiful music comes from the heart and is inspired. EDIT This has got me thinking about the relationship between Maths and Music - a teacher who is brilliant at the piano told me that some people play with the heart (they feel the music) and others play using a mathematical pattern type thinking. I think I should be able to tell the difference but I've never noticed or pursued it to find out more. answered 06 Aug '12, 03:10 Catherine 4.1k●8●28 1 @Catherine, then again "beautiful" is a perception of reality. I wonder what reality do people listening to MTV crap have. But then again they do listen to it and like it and it gets played in clubs. So if I were to enter music business, I could probably become famous by combination of 3 tones. lol (06 Aug '12, 03:35) CalonLan 1 @Calonlan - yes, you're right - there is no accounting for taste. (06 Aug '12, 03:40) Catherine 1 Takes all kinds to make a world , how boring if everyone liked exactly the same thing ;-) (06 Aug '12, 05:25) Starlight 1 @Starlight, imagine there would be nothing to give you headache. haha (06 Aug '12, 05:42) CalonLan 1 @CalonLan , nothing does ;-) (06 Aug '12, 05:45) Starlight 1 @Starlight - You're right of course. (06 Aug '12, 05:54) Catherine 1 @Catherine ♥♥♥ (06 Aug '12, 06:02) Starlight @CalonLan-You could become famous Calonlan ;) There is many bands that have.Here is a band that are famous for it and actually make a joke out of it with the name of one of their albums;) (06 Aug '12, 06:25) Satori @Catherine- Dont know if this is revelant.I used to play bass in a band.When we started out we had no vocalist so it was easy to get lost.We mostly played rock music in 4/4 time.I used to count the bars in the song and I would signal to the other guys before the changes came in.After a while this became instinctive so I didnt have to signal.:) (06 Aug '12, 07:30) Satori @Satori - very interesting Satori - I'm no good at Maths or Music so all comments welcomed. Patterns in music are interesting but I'm way out of my depth in any conversation about it. (06 Aug '12, 08:09) Catherine 1 @Catherine - Same here. I love music, even sing, but can't read a note, try as I may. I did once learn to play Crazy Train on the bass though. :) Now that was fun. (06 Aug '12, 08:39) Grace I'm looking for a vacancy in a Frog Choral Group , anyone have a link ;-) ♥♥♥ (06 Aug '12, 22:56) Starlight showing 2 of 12 show 10 more comments

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