Continuing the discussion from Turning boring piano exercises into music with Sonic Pi:
Those patterns can be useful for composition, including semi-generative ones (what I can “smidgen”, semi-gen).
I’m sure there’s an easier way to encode and play them.
What I have at this point, a simple scale in thirds (two degrees up, one down):
s = (scale :D, scale_names, num_octaves:2) d=(ring 2,-1) i=0 puts s s.length.times do play s[i] i+=d[tick] sleep 0.25 end
I mean, it works. It’s not very flexible (say, to reverse it). And I guess it’s error-prone.
(Part of my inspiration for this is the Tessitura app. It applies patterns from Hanon and others to any scale in its (relatively extensive though not necessarily exhaustive) catalogue).