Twelve Tones

Twelve Tones July 28, 2013

A nice explanation of twelve tone music (serialism) by Vi Hart. It is highly entertaining in its own right, with a healthy dose of sci-fi geekiness, in addition to being an insightful and clear explanation of this distinctive development in 20th century music. And if you do not appreciate this sort of music, please give this a listen – it might change your mind. It has an incredible twelve-tone version of Mary Had a Little Lamb, and great use of shapes in conjunction with patterns and a new arrangement of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, in the final third of the video.

HT 3quarksdaily

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