Sunday, March 01, 2009
A Hard Day in Analysis
Here's a physicist's analysis, via FFT, of the opening chord to A Hard Day's Night. (Hat tip Tyler Cowen.) As the pop era's moral equivalent to the "Tristan chord" (an ambiguous event in a work of tonal music which continues to create great puzzlement and a regular stream of authoritative pronouncements), I'm sure music theorists will be busy with this for years to come.