Cantina Theme Played by a Pencil

Dani Ochoa posted this video to the Star Wars subreddit. You'll need to turn your volume up to hear her write out an algebraic equation and recreate the rhythm of the Cantina Theme from the original Star Wars film.

(YouTube link)

In case you didn't catch how accurate that is, there's also a video with the song played over it. And here's the followup, The Imperial March.

(YouTube link)

Maybe it's my age creeping up on me; I passed on this one when I first heard it, but now it's starting to go seriously viral. More interesting was the discussion on the equation itself, which seemed to be something really special, until it was debunked by a crowd of math nerds. -via Metafilter


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