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Making Music with Computers by Andrew R. Brown, Bill Manaris

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Chapter 11

Exploring Powerful Ideas

Topics: Fractals, recursion, Fibonacci numbers, the Golden Ratio, Zipf’s Law, top-down design, Python dictionaries, defining Python classes, Python exceptions, animation, color gradients, Python complex numbers, cymatics and dynamical systems (boids).

11.1 Overview

We have finally reached the last chapter of the book. Throughout this book we have studied fundamentals of music theory, computer programming, sonification, and algorithmic design. Clearly, we have covered a lot of territory in our journey of learning how to make music with Python. But this journey can and, we hope, will continue. There are many creative possibilities for you to explore. This chapter opens the door to some of them.

In this chapter, ...

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