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posted by LaminatorX on Saturday March 22 2014, @08:45AM   Printer-friendly
from the irrational-exuberance dept.

jorl17 writes:

"Brady Haran over at Numberphile has brought us an amazing experimental track based on Pi. Everything follows patterns of the irrational number, and the result is a mind-blowing progressive rock song. This expands upon the concept first tried with the Golden Ratio song. Notice the length of the video?"

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 23 2014, @09:17PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 23 2014, @09:17PM (#19992)

    Why 1%?
    Why not 0.979534234987976 percent?

    Seems pretty arbitrary to me.

  • (Score: 1) by DeKO on Monday March 24 2014, @03:30AM

    by DeKO (3672) on Monday March 24 2014, @03:30AM (#20068)

    Sorry, I didn't use the full quote, it ends with:

    ... and contains more consonant intervals than dissonant intervals.

    The 12-TET is a local minimum regarding the approximation to the ratios, the next best approximation is the 53-TET (with 31 and 41 coming close). They are, however, full of dissonant intervals, so most of the notes would never be used anyways. The 1% is not an arbitrary choice, it just happens to be within 1%, all near possibilities are much worse than 1%.