Automatic thorough-bass realization in baroque music

Masahiro Niitsuma, Hiroaki Saito

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Abstract

In baroque music, composers wrote only the notes of the bass part with figures to indicate the chords to be played. This figured bass is called thorough-bass. The act of playing the accompaniment from thorough-bass is called thoroughbass realization. Thorough-bass realization is a form of improvisation which has many possible variations. This paper presents a method for thorough-bass realization in baroque music, considering musical tastes. We define "harmony cost" which indicates likelihood of chords, then, present a method for automatic thorough-bass realization by beam-search dynamic programing using the harmony cost. Experimental results clearly show effectiveness of our approach and even similarity to human realization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages425-428
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1
EventInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2007 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 2007 Aug 272007 Aug 31

Other

OtherInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2007
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period07/8/2707/8/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Music

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    Niitsuma, M., & Saito, H. (2007). Automatic thorough-bass realization in baroque music. 425-428. Paper presented at International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark.