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Like the Movie “Pi”, Only Funkier
Students of hip-hop and its various offshoots are no doubt familiar with the Amen Break, the most widely used snippet of audio in the history of sample-based music. This six-second drum break first appeared in the center of the track “Amen, Brother”, the B-side of the Winstons’ 1969 hit “Color Him Father”, and lay dormant until the introduction of the sampler in the ’80s, at which point it was exploited by seemingly every producer under the sun. The Amen has become ubiquitous throughout pop culture, only slightly more familiar than its closest equivalent, James Brown’s Funky Drummer. What makes it so unique? Why has its legacy extended so far beyond its transient origins?
Author and mathematics professor Michael S. Schneider proposes that the Amen Break appeals to something intrinsic in human nature itself by virtue of its mathematical perfection, specifically its correlation to the Golden Ratio. By measuring the spaces between each drum hit, Schneider exhibits how their relation to each other and to the break as a whole fits within the boundaries of an equation which has served as a muse for scientists, artists, and other great thinkers throughout the ages. This places the Amen’s creator, Gregory C. Coleman, in the direct lineage of such luminaries as Johannes Kepler and Leonardo da Vinci, and the break itself in the pantheon of such works as the Mona Lisa and Raphael’s Crucifixion. Not bad for a one-off drum fill squirreled away on the B-side of a 45 rpm single.
The “Amen Break” and the Golden Ratio