Automatic Jazz Accompaniment Computation: An Open Advice-Based Approach

Mira Balaban, Stanislav Irish

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Music systems are based on always partial, sometimes default, knowledge. In order to meet this essentia] character, we need open systems that can constantly adapt their music assumptions. Ideally, the system should provide the naive end-user with the ability to manipulate the music knowledge on a user-understandable level. This paper presents a computer tool, entitled JOINME, that composes a jazz accompaniment consisting of drums, bass and piano lines. JOINME is an advice propagation systern, that separates the music knowledge from the actual accompaniment computation. The system supports changes/revisions of its musical knowledge on the user interface level. Its open architecture enables a close, smooth collaboration with jazz experts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC Proceedings
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
Event22nd International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 1996 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 19 Aug 199624 Aug 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Media Technology


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