Motive (English)

The development of an AI tool for beginning melody composers

Music Education: An Artificial Intelligence Approach
Springer London , London; 1994


The goal of the research described in this paper is to find ways of using artificial intelligence to encourage and facilitate melody composition by musical novices. The first stage of the research is the formalisation of an analytical theory of melody, Eugene Narmour’s Implication-Realisation Model. This hypothetical theory offers an explanation of how listeners of music break-up a melody into “chunks”, and hear some notes as more important than others. The formalisation process involves the implementation of a declarative parser in Prolog, and then comparison of Narmour’s published analyses with those of the parser. With such results it will be possible to present a critical evaluation of Narmour’s theory, and the parser. Around the parser a constraint-generation tool (called MOTIVE) is being built. This paper presents the features of the tool and a possible design for an iconic interface, and we suggest a number of ways in which MOTIVE may facilitate the development of melody composition skills in an educational context.

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Agent Reflection in an Intelligent Learning Environment Architecture for Musical Composition
Cook, John | 1994
Learning about harmony with Harmony Space: an overview
Holland, Simon | 1994
Smith, Matt / Holland, Simon | 1994
Uncovering Cognitive Processes in Music Composition: Educational and Computational Approaches
Smith, Brian K. / Smith, H. William Jr. | 1994
Representations of the MONK harmonisation systems
Coates, Daran | 1994
Slappability: A New Metaphor for Human Computer Interaction
Oppenheim, Daniel V. | 1994
Music Representation — between the Musician and the Computer
Smaill, Alan / Wiggins, Geraint A. / Miranda, Eduardo | 1994
Pragmatics in Language and Music
Coventry, Kenny R. / Blackwell, Tim | 1994
The Role of Musical Memory in Creativity and Learning: a Study of Jazz Performance
Ramalho, Geber / Ganascia, Jean-Gabriel | 1994
Automatic Characterisation of Musical Style
Westhead, Martin D. / Smaill, Alan | 1994

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