(musth212) Constructing a 12-tone Matrix

I’ve linked to an old post which has the guidelines. Keep in mind that we do NOT FOLLOW THE EXACT PROCEDURES IN THE BOOK. Here’s the important stuff:

  • The top row of the matrix is the prime form of the row starting on pitch class 0.

You take the prime form of the row at whatever pitch class it initially appears, and transpose the whole row to start on 0. The resulting matrix, if done properly, will have 0 running diagonally from top left to bottom right.


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