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Craig Matsuoka
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Ever wonder what it would be like to hear yourself ascending Escher's staircase?

The "Shepard Tone" illusion makes this possible:

This page covers the theory behind it:
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Hi Craig,

I am also a musician and a fan of Escher, and that is a rare find you gave us, Thank you

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I tried it but it wouldn't play!
The difficult must become easy, the easy beautiful and the beautiful magical.
Bill Ligon
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Daffydoug, I didn't have a problem hearing it at all, and I have no idea why you have a problem. Try later, maybe.

Pjpastir, I am a fan of M.C. Escher, too, but I am definitely and unfortunately not a musician!
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