Douglas Mason on Musical Informatics

December 18, 2011

Douglas Mason didn’t know who the Beatles were until he went to grad school. As a classically trained musician, he was blown away when he saw their unique chord choices. He started to investigate why the Beatles’ music sounded so good. Douglas created a shorthand musical notation to represent songs as strings and analyze things like melody, time signatures, chord changes, and lyrics. He describes his project and what he has learned in the video below. (Filmed by the Boston QS Show&Tell meetup group.)

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