Do you know about “The World’s Most Used Musical Sequence?" It’s the Diatonic Phrygian Tetrachord, four notes that show up in all sorts of music, and below is a brief list of songs that use it. Wow.
- Heinrich Ignatz Frans von Biber - Passagalia For Solo Violin - Andrew Manze, violin
- Louis Armstrong - It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) (composed by Duke Ellington) - The Great Summit: The Master Takes
- Manitas de Plata - Mi Sentimiento
- The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
- Del Shannon - Runaway
- Benny Goodman - Topsy - The Great Benny Goodman, Vol. 2
- Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons - Vintage Collections
- King Crimson - Epitaph - In the Court of the Crimson King
- Paul Simon - Anji (composed by Davy Graham) - Simon & Garfunkle Live from New York City, 1967
- Simon & Garfunkel - A Hazy Shade Of Winter
- Moondog - Stamping Ground - Moondog
- Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation
- Nina Simone - Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
- Meredith Monk - Greensleeves
- U2 - Twilight - Boy
- The Four Tops - Bernadette
- Rihanna - The Hotness
- Zager and Evans - In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
- Ray Charles - Hit the Road Jack - Anthology
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I’m all for innovation in marketing, but IKEA might be taking it a bit far: they seem to be running the world’s first customer disloyalty campaign. They’ve threatened legal action against their most active brand fans and customer champions, in the form of IKEAHackers.net and IKEAFANS.com,…
Who remembered that we’d gotten it wrong so many times?
Once the U.S. planted a flag on the moon, it was easy to forget the trials and tribulations of the space race. But did you know that the United States and Soviet Union combined for eight failed missions to the moon within a single year? Eventually, the U.S. got the Pioneer 4 (their fifth attempt) to do a successful flyby in 1959. The Soviet Union followed a few months later by topping us big time—they actually landed with their Luna 2, a probe that looks straight out of 1960s sci-fi television. It’s a story that you can follow in this pair of infographics created by Margot Trudell as part of her OCAD graduate thesis.