Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking
if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new
rhythm at the same time?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds.
What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you
Ben from Victoria College, Jersey sent this
solution to the first part of the problem:
That's a very clear way of describing it, Ben,
For the second part of the problem, some of
you may have worked out that a rhythm will sound the same forwards
as backwards only if you arrange the drums symmetrically. There are
only two ways of placing 3 drums symmetrically on 6 points:
Finally with 5 drums, there is only one rhythm
that you can make, as moving the drums around just creates the same
sequence with only one empty space. However this arrangement is
symmetrical so it does sound the same forwards as backwards: