Introduction to Digital Music with Python Programming: Learning Music with Code (Paperback)
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Introduction to Digital Music with Python Programming provides a foundation in music and code for the beginner. It shows how coding empowers new forms of creative expression while simplifying and automating many of the tedious aspects of production and composition.
With the help of online, interactive examples, this book covers the fundamentals of rhythm, chord structure, and melodic composition alongside the basics of digital production. Each new concept is anchored in a real-world musical example that will have you making beats in a matter of minutes.
Music is also a great way to learn core programming concepts such as loops, variables, lists, and functions, Introduction to Digital Music with Python Programming is designed for beginners of all backgrounds, including high school students, undergraduates, and aspiring professionals, and requires no previous experience with music or code.
About the Author
Michael S. Horn is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Learning Sciences at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he directs the Tangible Interaction Design and Learning (TIDAL) Lab.Melanie West is a PhD student in Learning Sciences at Northwestern University and co-founder of Tiz Media Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering underrepresented youth through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.Cameron Roberts is a software developer and musician living in Chicago. He holds degrees from Northwestern University in Music Performance and Computer Science.