Music of the Week: April 1, 2022: The Pi Song (100 Digits of π)

The Pi Song (100 Digits of π) | Lyrics

The Pi Song (100 Digits of π) | Lyrics

Did you know that music and mathematics are intimately related? Tempo, rhythm, meter, and even scales are all based on numbers and numerical ratios. What most of us do not consider is that numbers themselves—when analyzed in their essence—are inherently oscillations.

This fun piece of music gets you to memorize the first 100 digits (of infinitely many) in the irrational and transcendental number pi, which is—along with e and phi—one of the most important numbers in the entire universe.

Let’s get started!


The number pi on Wikipedia

Pi on Wolfram MathWorld

Pi memorization record

Some interesting facts about pi