Vi Hart on Twelve-Tone Music

Chances are good that you’ve already seen, or at least seen a link to, Vi Hart’s astonishing video about twelve-tone music. It has almost a million views, which represents a pretty tiny fraction of the total number of people on Earth, but I suspect the correlation with readers of this blog is high.

But I’m posting it anyway, because there might still be some readers who haven’t watched it yet, and that would be a shame. It’s that good. Now, it is a #longwatch, as they say in Twitter-land — half an hour long! Let’s just say it’s more rewarding than catching the latest episode of Two Broke Girls.

Crazy shapes.

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10 Responses to Vi Hart on Twelve-Tone Music

  1. rolandc says:

    am not greek so amm trying again with my name on the comment … i just saw that anonymous guy on another post … his first name is papandrious ‘the elder’ anonymous … snot me man … am someone else … hey carroll better watch yo step bubba … i know you are the greatest human living at this time -well my favorite anyway so far- but ammo marry one of them goils … mebbe boat of them … at least i think it is them as i do not watch tv … but i recall a promo and … if they are not the floosies i am thinking abooooot then in the immortal words of gilda-emily letella- radner … all together now NEVER MIND … has your wife been grading your speeches lately … that i am serious about knowing … if not i will … am qualified to do so … lets have a brew when you come down … boobai for now …

  2. Physicalist says:

    First I’ve heard of it. Thanks for the link.

  3. Mark says:

    Her Twinkle Twinkle little star reminds me of the version I wrote for my kids:

    Twinkle, Twinkle, little star
    Science teaches what you are
    A burning ball of hydrogen gas
    With high temperature and great mass.

    Twinkle, twinkle, little star
    Many, many, light years far.

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  5. Chris says:

    Too bad my music teacher was just interested in making music. If only she had told us about the mathematics behind it I would have been much more interested.

  6. Chris says:

    1123 6536 5321

  7. Michael says:

    1123 6536 5321 = (C#) C# D E A G# E A G# E D C# ??

  8. Mike D says:

    Similar idea, but metal:

  9. rolandc says:

    laaaawwwwwve it … reminds me of the talk Plato had with Anaximander of Crete in which he told the joke about … ahh but am sure you know it … so on we go let the neurons fire puleeze …

  10. a.l. says:

    Are time and space elemental subjects?
    They can not be essential subjects in the entity.
    But they have come into being.