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Type: loopFirst :: Pattern a -> Pattern a

loopFirst is a function that takes a pattern and loops only the first cycle of the pattern. For example, in the following code will only play the bass drum sample.

d1 $ loopFirst $ s "<<bd*4 ht*8> cp*4>"

This function combines with sometimes to insert events from the first cycle randomly into subsequent cycles of the pattern:

d1 $ sometimes loopFirst $ s "<<bd*4 ht*8> cp*4>"