This thesis discusses the possibilities of using a computer to create Jazz solos. Various implementations using stochastic and rule based approaches were created and applied to analyze the original melody as well as the chord progressions. Based on the melodies generated, a rule-based approach that considered the original melody and the chord progression was found to produce the most "musical"
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Improvisation (Music)--Data processing; Jazz--Data processing; Composition (Music)--Data processing; Expert systems (Computer science)
Department, Program, or Center
Computer Science (GCCIS)
Chen, Daniel, "Computer improvisation of jazz solos" (1992). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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