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
Title of host publicationInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2007
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Pages425-428
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
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

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Costs
Music
Baroque
Chord
Harmony
Musical Taste
Improvisation
Accompaniment
Composer

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. In International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2007 (pp. 425-428). International Computer Music Association.

Automatic thorough-bass realization in baroque music. / Niitsuma, Masahiro; Saito, Hiroaki.

International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2007. International Computer Music Association, 2007. p. 425-428.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Niitsuma, M & Saito, H 2007, Automatic thorough-bass realization in baroque music. in International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2007. International Computer Music Association, pp. 425-428, International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark, 07/8/27.
Niitsuma M, Saito H. Automatic thorough-bass realization in baroque music. In International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2007. International Computer Music Association. 2007. p. 425-428
Niitsuma, Masahiro ; Saito, Hiroaki. / Automatic thorough-bass realization in baroque music. International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2007. International Computer Music Association, 2007. pp. 425-428
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