Bjorklund Rhythm Device


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A rhythm comprises a number of sounded pulses played in each set of steps. The algorithm distributes these pulses as evenly as possible throughout the number of steps.The rhythm names and origins are copied from the paper by Godfried Toussaint. The javascript algorithm is based on work by Jack Rutherford (


G. T. Toussaint, The Euclidean algorithm generates traditional musical rhythms, Proceedings of BRIDGES: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science, Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 31 to August 3, 2005, pp. 47–56.

E. Bjorklund. The theory of rep-rate pattern generation in the SNS timing system. SNS ASD Technical Note SNS-NOTE-CNTRL-99, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, U.S.A., 2003.