Artificial Neural Networks Jamming on the Beat [article]

Alexey Tikhonov, Ivan P. Yamshchikov
2021 arXiv   pre-print
This paper addresses the issue of long-scale correlations that is characteristic for symbolic music and is a challenge for modern generative algorithms. It suggests a very simple workaround for this challenge, namely, generation of a drum pattern that could be further used as a foundation for melody generation. The paper presents a large dataset of drum patterns alongside with corresponding melodies. It explores two possible methods for drum pattern generation. Exploring a latent space of drum
more » ... atterns one could generate new drum patterns with a given music style. Finally, the paper demonstrates that a simple artificial neural network could be trained to generate melodies corresponding with these drum patters used as inputs. Resulting system could be used for end-to-end generation of symbolic music with song-like structure and higher long-scale correlations between the notes.
arXiv:2007.06284v2 fatcat:tjycsmob55at3phqwlkrrmtvjq