Electrons in the key of F

This fellow plays the sound of a “nano-tube” at around 12:20 where with each electron added, the nano tube plays a note of the F minor scale.  https://youtu.be/wZzHnZzm_58

If it won’t open for you, search for:  Leo Kouwenhoven – “Spooky” physics. Tedx Delft

I’m just playing along with my guitar where my F is tuned to 345.6 Hz. You could try it on a guitar or a piano.

Further evidence that F (and the note a fifth below it, B-flat) are fundamental frequencies in the universe which become apparent to us through oddities like this nano-tube and my own weird encounter with the tone generator on my iPhone.

News about B-flat creating waves “hovering above your head”

Here’s a podcast about Glenway Fripp’s discovery of standing waves that seem to miraculously form in certain places when a B-flat note is played, sung or, in this case – whistled:  http://atlantic.org/sonic-ids/b-flat

And a snippet more about him from NPR:  http://www.npr.org/templates/text/s.php?sId=7442915&m=1

Closer to home, a friend of mine was telling me a few years ago about an experience he had while jamming where a note that the band  was playing seemed to just hang above his head – floating there.  They all took it in turn to move into that part of the room while playing the note, and they all experienced it, seemingly dwelling above their heads – taking on a life of its own – like some sort of zero-point energy source.

My friend says he has a recording of that, too.  It will be interesting if he can dig it out.