Month: March 2014

Happy Pi Day! Using Excel as a Music Synthesizer

As some of my nerd friends know, today is Pi Day. (3.14)  (Of course next year will be the BIG celebration because it will be 3.14.15!)

This year I was talking with my older daughter about how music and Pi are quite related, since all sound are waves, and waves are based on sine waves, and sine waves are based upon Pi…  So I wanted to show her (and also my students) how to create a formula in Excel for a wave, and how to graph it and then convert it to music.

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