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.

2 comments:

Paul H. Muller said...

Is this the one where if you play it backwards you hear a voice saying that John Lennon is dead?

Seems like a long way to go for not a lot...

Steven said...

Excellent work.