You can totally play a Rubik’s Cube like a piano, and it’s borderline genius

Take one Rubik’s Cube, one piano, and a whole heap of music theory…

rubik's cube piano theory

Let’s establish something first - this will require concentration. Don’t get us wrong, we love a music theory workout as much as the next person (as long as they’re a music theory geek too), but this one is pretty tough.

Basically, theorist Michael Staff has used group theory to come up with an elaborate method of constructing chords based on the formation of a Rubik’s Cube, of which there are literally billions variations.

Trust us, it’s ingenious: