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Mary Had A Little Lamb: Step Sequencer (Tone Matrix)

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Published on Apr 15, 2011

If 'Mary Had A Little Lamb' became some kind of ambient trance track, I like to think it might sound a little like this.

I found this cool little web app yesterday, called Tonematrix: http://bit.ly/etHBFD

It became very addictive very quickly! All I had to do was try and figure out how it worked, and go from there.

I thought it would be fun to use a simple little tune, and see how that develops and transforms - it's minimalism basically. The tune is always there, but sometimes there's so much other stuff going on that's it's impossible to hear it until more layers are peeled away.

The pitch of the block is determined by its vertical position (all notes in a pentatonic scale, meaning that everything harmonises nicely!), whilst the rhythm is determined by the horizontal arrangement, and then the entire thing continuously loops.

Hope you enjoy it! I will be back to my normal videos soon enough, but just wanted to show you this app, so that you can do something similar :)

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