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The Musical Fireflies - Learning About Mathematical Patterns in Music Through Expression and Play

@inproceedings{Weinberg2000TheMF,
  title={The Musical Fireflies - Learning About Mathematical Patterns in Music Through Expression and Play},
  author={Gil Weinberg and Tamara M. Lackner and Jason T Jay},
  year={2000}
}
The Musical Fireflies are palm sized digital musical instruments that introduce mathematical concepts in music such as beat, rhythm and polyrythm without requiring users to have any prior knowledge of music theory or instruction. Through simple controllers, the Fireflies allow users to input rhythmic patterns, embellish them in real-time by adding rhythmic layers, synchronize patterns, and trade instrument sounds. Since interaction with other players increases the richness and complexity of the… 

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