Machine Models of Music

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Stephan M. Schwanauer, David A. Levitt
MIT Press, 1993 - Computers - 544 pages
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Machine Models of Music brings together representative models ranging from Mozart's "Musical Dice Game" to a classic article by Marvin Minsky and current research to illustrate the rich impact that artificial intelligence has had on the understanding and composition of traditional music and to demonstrate the ways in which music can push the boundaries of traditional Al research.Major sections of the book take up pioneering research in generate-and-test composition (Lejaren Hiller, Barry Brooks, Jr., Stanley Gill); composition parsing (Allen Forte, Herbert Simon, Terry Winograd); heuristic composition (John Rothgeb, James Moorer, Steven Smoliar); generative grammars (Otto Laske, Gary Rader, Johan Sundberg, Fred Lerdahl); alternative theories (Marvin Minsky, James Meehan); composition tools (Charles Ames, Kemal Ebcioglu, David Cope, C. Fry); and new directions (David Levitt, Christopher Longuet-Higgins, Jamshed Bharucha, Stephan Schwanauer).Stephan Schwanauer is President of Mediasoft Corporation. David Levitt is the founder of HIP Software and head of audio products at VPL Research.

 

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Contents

Musical Composition with a HighSpeed Digital Computer
9
An Experiment in Musical Composition
23
A Technique for the Composition of Music in a Computer
43
Pattern in Music
83
Linguistics and the Computer Analysis of Tonal Harmony
113
Simulating Musical Skills by Digital Computer
157
Process Structuring and Music Theory
189
In Search of a Generative Grammar for Music
215
Motivation Design and Production of
357
An Expert System for Harmonizing FourPart Chorales
385
A Computer Model of Music Composition
403
A Language for Specifying Musical Style
427
A Representation for Musical Dialects
455
The Perception of Melodies
471
A Connectionist Model of Musical Harmony
497
A Learning Machine for Tonal Composition
511

A Method for Composing Simple Traditional Music
243
Generative Theories in Language and Music Descriptions
263
An Overview of Hierarchical Structure in Music
289
An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Tonal Music Theory
315
Appendix Musical Dice Game
533
Index
539
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David Levitt is the founder of HIP Software and head of audio products at VPL Research.

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