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50 Slices of Pi

Do you know the first 50 digits of pi (after the decimal)? If you're a musician I suspect after this little exercise you'll know them too. Try this: assume middle C is 1, (I made B below middle C 0), D is 2, E is 3, all the way up to 9 being D. So the melody for 3.1415... is mi do fa do sol re re (back down an octave) la sol mi sol do, etc...

100 Slices of Pi

Thanks to a Facebook interaction I decided to continue this little exercise. I hadn't before because I noticed the next 50 weren't at a good stopping point. And, the Facebook exchange made me realize that I could switch the next part to C minor, and it sounded better.

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