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The Piano Shepard Tone

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Published on Apr 8, 2017

The Shepard Tone is a sound causing the auditory illusion of a
never-ending ascending chord. The moment you think you have a hold on one of the ascending notes, your ear drops down to a lower one without your knowledge. It's the sonic equivalent of a barber's pole.

Here's the piano version of my earlier video "The Human Shepard Tone", https://youtu.be/w7CSlqc7BAQ

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Learn more about the Shepard Tone with these links:

VSauce made an awesome video explaining it:
https://youtu.be/RQlrSvnG3dg

Here's the Wikipedia article on the subject:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepard...

Listen to the computer-generated version of the Shepard tone:
https://youtu.be/s6OHzdlHJRE

And here's a descending version of the illusion
(which I actually find quite soothing...):
https://youtu.be/iupWWsh8YCo

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