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Non-Conformant Harmonization: The Real Book in the Style of Take 6

Non-Conformant Harmonization: The Real Book in the Style of Take 6

This video was recorded at 5th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC), Ljubljana 2014. We address the problem of automatically harmonizing a leadsheet in the style of any arranger. We model the arranging style as a Markov model estimated from a corpus of non-annotated MIDI files. We consider a vertical approach to harmonization, in which chords are all taken from the arranger corpus. We show that standard Markov models, using various vertical viewpoints are not adapted for such a task, because the problem is basically over constrained. We propose the concept of fioriture to better capture the subtleties of an arranging style. Fioritures are ornaments of the given melody during which the arranging style can be expressed more freely than for melody notes. Fioritures are... Show More
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