Friday, June 19, 2009

Beatles Mystery Chord a mathematician

This is a great story found on Scientific Blogging. The opening chord to the Beatles' song Hard Days Night had long stumped musicians and musical historians. It took a mathematician, Jason Brown, using a Fourier Transform to decompose the chord into its original frequencies. Was it George's 12 string, John's 6 string, or Paul's bass? Find out what the missing ingredient was.

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