Friday, January 02, 2009

Math Solves Beatles Mystery

Beatles Unknown "A Hard Day's Night" Chord Mystery Solved Using Fourier Transform: "It’s the most famous chord in rock 'n' roll, an instantly recognizable twang rolling through the open strings on George Harrison’s 12-string Rickenbacker. It evokes a Pavlovian response from music fans as they sing along to the refrain that follows:

'It’s been a hard day’s night
And I’ve been working like a dog'

The opening chord to 'A Hard Day’s Night' is also famous because, for 40 years, no one quite knew exactly what chord Harrison was playing."