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By Bill Manaris, Andrew R. Brown

ISBN-10: 1482222213

ISBN-13: 9781482222210

Within the twenty-first century, pcs became fundamental in tune making, distribution, functionality, and intake. Making song with pcs: inventive Programming in Python introduces vital suggestions and abilities essential to generate song with pcs. It interweaves computing pedagogy with musical innovations and inventive actions, exhibiting scholars how you can combine the creativity and layout of the humanities with the mathematical rigor and ritual of laptop science.

The ebook presents an creation to artistic software program improvement within the Python programming language. It makes use of leading edge music-creation actions to demonstrate introductory laptop programming options, together with information kinds, algorithms, operators, generation, lists, capabilities, and periods. The authors additionally hide GUIs, event-driven programming, immense info, sonification, MIDI programming, client–server programming, recursion, fractals, and complicated method dynamics.

Requiring minimum musical or programming event, the textual content is designed for classes in introductory desktop technological know-how and computing within the arts. It is helping scholars study laptop programming in an artistic context and know the way to construct machine song functions. additionally appropriate for self-study, the booklet exhibits musicians and electronic song fans how one can write song software program and create algorithmic track compositions.

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A supplementary web site ( presents a track library and different software program assets utilized in the textual content. The track library is an extension of the jMusic library and comprises different cross-platform programming instruments. the web site additionally deals instance path and linked media assets.

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Fractals are self-similar objects (or phenomena), that is, objects consisting of multiple parts, with the property that the smaller parts are the same shape as the larger parts, but of a smaller size. Fractals were developed by Benoit Mandelbrot to study harmonic proportions in nature (Mandelbrot 1982). 6 displays a fractal tree (also known as a Golden Tree, since it incorporates golden ratio proportions). 61803399…). These smaller lines, again, are each subdivided into two lines following the same procedure.

Finally, Pythagoras and his students worked on a theory of numbers and explored the harmony of the spheres. The harmony of the spheres (or musica universalis—music of the spheres) is the philosophical belief that * See Chapter 7 for a more in-depth discussion of sonification. 4 ◾ Making Music with Computers the planets and stars moved according to mathematical equations. Since numbers are connected to musical notes, the orderly movement of planets was said to create an astronomical symphony. According to different religious/philosophical traditions, this music could be heard only by the most enlightened individuals.

1 String resonating at integer ratios. * In other words, music and numbers are interchangeable. One of the major discoveries contributed by the Pythagoreans, which helped shape the nature of music theory many centuries later, is the observation that strings resonate in simple ratios. In particular, they observed that strings exhibit harmonic proportions—they vibrate at integer ratios of their length, that is, 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, etc. 1). The instruments of the era, the lyra and the kithara (the latter etymologically related to the modern guitar), were most probably used in their experimentations.

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