November 30, 2006

Theory Review: Row Forms

The Beatles--John (Prime), Paul (Retrograde), George (Inversion), Ringo (Retrograde Inversion)

4 comments:

Steve Hicken said...

The fab 4 in mod 12.

Scott Spiegelberg said...

But what about the M operation? Is that the fifth Beatle? I suppose rotation could be Peter Best...

MARTIN said...

The amazing thing is that George and Ringo are hexachordally combinatorial. Who knew?

Matthew said...

Excellent observations, all. It strikes me that there's a joke to be made about The Clash being an all-interval tetrachord, but I'll leave that for another day.

(BTW, for the record, Ringo is my favorite Beatle.)