Rhythm Wheels
Note: You need to have Java Runtime Environment Version 1.4.2 beta or later installed for the sounds to operate correctly. Click here to get it.
This software will allow you to explore the ratios between different cycles of rhythm.
1) Choose the number of beats per wheel. Here the user has selected a three beat wheel and a four beat wheel.
2) Use the mouse to drag sounds into the triangles in the wheels:
3) Select the number of time the wheels will loop and press "play":
Volume control: you can control the volume of an individual sound after it is dropped into the wheel by clicking on it -- no clicks is low volume, the first click gives you medium volume, the second click gives you high volume, and the third brings you back to low volume.

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