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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Musical Forensics

I remember a music theory professor once telling my class that more text had been devoted to the "Tristan chord" (first chord of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde) than any other chord in the history of music. If that's true, then I suppose a close second would be the opening chord in The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night

So, a mathematician from Dalhousie University has provided a definitive answer to the question, What's the opening chord in "Hard Day's Night"? (via Marginal Revolution).


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