DeepBach: a Steerable Model for Bach Chorales Generation [article]

Gaëtan Hadjeres and François Pachet and Frank Nielsen
2017 arXiv   pre-print
This paper introduces DeepBach, a graphical model aimed at modeling polyphonic music and specifically hymn-like pieces. We claim that, after being trained on the chorale harmonizations by Johann Sebastian Bach, our model is capable of generating highly convincing chorales in the style of Bach. DeepBach's strength comes from the use of pseudo-Gibbs sampling coupled with an adapted representation of musical data. This is in contrast with many automatic music composition approaches which tend to
more » ... mpose music sequentially. Our model is also steerable in the sense that a user can constrain the generation by imposing positional constraints such as notes, rhythms or cadences in the generated score. We also provide a plugin on top of the MuseScore music editor making the interaction with DeepBach easy to use.
arXiv:1612.01010v2 fatcat:e6otgvgx25dmvhaekupb7fhigu