a Prime 0 row, P0:
- Determine the
pitch class assignments by writing out the chromatic scale beginning
on the first note of the original row (P0).
- Translate the
P0 row from pitch class names to pitch class numbers.
- Enter the P0
row as numbers into the top row of the matrix.
- Enter the pitch
class numbers of the inversion of P0 (that is, I0) down the first
column of the matrix; compute these numbers by finding the complements
of 12 of the pitch class numbers of P0.
- Transpose the
P0 row on the matrix eleven times to fill out the remainder of the
matrix. Begin by taking the second entry in the first column (the
second number of I0 as you read down the column). Add that number
to entry numbers 2 through 12 of the first row (P0) and enter the
results in the second row entry numbers 2 through 12; remember that
we are using a modular 12 system. Repeat this procedure to complete
all the rows.