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Computer-Generated First Species Counterpoint - version 3.

Started Nov 20, 2020 0 Replies

I have been trying to write a computer program which generates music according to the rules of counterpoint.Please critique.Continue

Computer-Generated First Species Counterpoint : Second Try.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Geert ter Horst Nov 18, 2020. 3 Replies

I have been trying to write a computer program which generates music according to the rules of counterpoint.This is my second attempt.Please critique.Continue

Basic question about first species counterpoint.

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Hutchings Nov 11, 2020. 2 Replies

According to http://openmusictheory.com/firstSpecies.htmlOne should "Avoid combining similar motion with leaps".But similar motion requires…Continue

Computer-generated First Species Counterpoint.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee Nov 1, 2020. 8 Replies

I'm writing a computer program to generate music, using the rules of counterpoint.This is an example of first-species counterpoint in a major key.Please let me know if it sounds as it should, and if…Continue

 

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Computer-Generated First Species Counterpoint - version 3.

I have been trying to write a computer program which generates music according to the rules of counterpoint.Please critique.See More
Nov 20, 2020
Geert ter Horst replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-Generated First Species Counterpoint : Second Try.
"PS., For first species counterpoint specifically, there seems to exist a generator already on the web, at Tonesavvy: https://tonesavvy.com/music-practice-exercise/241/first-species-counterpoint-game/ ;"
Nov 18, 2020
Geert ter Horst replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-Generated First Species Counterpoint : Second Try.
"A computer program which generates counterpoint is, I guess, nearly impossible. There are simply too many possibilities in making a counterpoint melody and one cannot predict beforehand which ones are musically acceptable.  Perhaps another…"
Nov 17, 2020
Ingo Lee replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-Generated First Species Counterpoint : Second Try.
"Hi James - Which line is the cantus firmus? Is the computer generating both lines? Neither line is an example of a well written cantus firmus. Maybe you should start with a known cantus firmus from Fux and let the computer generate the…"
Nov 17, 2020
James Hutchings posted a discussion

Computer-Generated First Species Counterpoint : Second Try.

I have been trying to write a computer program which generates music according to the rules of counterpoint.This is my second attempt.Please critique.See More
Nov 17, 2020
James Hutchings replied to James Hutchings's discussion Basic question about first species counterpoint.
"Thanks. I'm trying to do this as a computer program, so I have to have a specific rule. So would it be fine to have the rule "no similar motion where both parts are leaps"?"
Nov 11, 2020
Dane Aubrun replied to James Hutchings's discussion Basic question about first species counterpoint.
"That should be read as a guideline. Two big leaps in similar motion would sound awkward. But he does it in his minor key example (bars 6 and 7) unless that's what he's prompting you to change. The only way to change that (counterpoint…"
Nov 11, 2020
James Hutchings posted a discussion

Basic question about first species counterpoint.

According to http://openmusictheory.com/firstSpecies.htmlOne should "Avoid combining similar motion with leaps".But similar motion requires two different intervals.So presumably at least one of them must be a leap.What am I missing here?See More
Nov 10, 2020
Ingo Lee replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-generated First Species Counterpoint.
"The list isn't complete. If you are doing this for a class, you've got the program to print a score that looks like counterpoint, maybe that's good enough? If you really care about counterpoint you might consider following our…"
Nov 1, 2020
James Hutchings replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-generated First Species Counterpoint.
"Here's a list of the rules I've used. Either this list isn't complete, or they aren't properly realized in the program. HARMONIC RULES (p27) Each harmony must be a consonance. (W) Can't have harmonic intervals greater than…"
Nov 1, 2020
Ingo Lee replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-generated First Species Counterpoint.
"Hi James - You haven't defined the cantus firmus. You haven't followed the rules for writing a proper cantus firmus, which ever line it is. That's just the beginning, there's a bunch of rules for this.  That's why we…"
Nov 1, 2020
James Hutchings replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-generated First Species Counterpoint.
"Are there any changes that are more specific than what has already been suggested that can help me to improve the program?"
Nov 1, 2020
Ingo Lee replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-generated First Species Counterpoint.
"Hi James - I don't know what your background is but I think we are willing to try and help with what seems like a difficult project as Gregorio has pointed out.  As you already realize midi files are pretty useless on their own, so…"
Oct 31, 2020
gregorio X replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-generated First Species Counterpoint.
"I don't mean to discourage you, but rather empower you.. But it seems quite obvious that you have very little composing experience.  What would be beneficial, it seems to me, would be taking a whole course on counterpoint and theory, with…"
Oct 31, 2020
James Hutchings replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-generated First Species Counterpoint.
"I've replaced the midi file with an mp3 file, which is downloading on my computer (PC using Firefox)."
Oct 31, 2020
Kjell Prytz replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-generated First Species Counterpoint.
"Interesting subject but couldn't load the file. /Kjell"
Oct 31, 2020

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
I actually mostly listen to pop music
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
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Melbourne, Australia
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I am writing a computer program to generate music according to the rules of counterpoint. I want to post examples to this forum, to get feedback on whether it has successfully imitated the style.

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