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I was thinking, that since songs are just applied theory, a computer that knows all this theory, should also be able to write songs.

The only problem is that a computer would not be able to decide what "sounds nice". A way to solve this would be to have let it create a lot of songs and make the user decide what sounds nice. If the user gives feedback on wether something sounds nice, the computer could perhaps even make a database keeping track of what you like.
This way you could even simulatte a guitarist's playing style. For example you could make a Kirk Hammett database with his preferences, some of his licks etc. Using this you could then creates a Kirkish song.

Since I have some programming skills I was thinking of giving it a try, but I don't really want to record all notes on a guitar, so I'll probably make it so that it exports a tab so that you have to play it yourself or import it into a program like guitar pro.

Any feedback or comments are welcome.
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It's a pretty cool idea and I'd love to fool around with it, but I'm not sure what to expect of it.
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assuming u can actually get it running up to the full extent of ur idea u could sell it to the record companies adn then they could literally just churn out single after single


but i dunno how well it really would work, as emotion is a massive basis for music, it might make nice ditties but coudl it ever relaly make soemthing heart wrenching or uplifting...

interesting to see what happens tho
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it could very well make something uplifting given enough data, and with the proper programming. Although, AI is extremely complex. This sounds like something a programming team might be able to do over a couple of years, but for one person this would be massive.
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You will need pretty advanced artificial intelligence to do this. I'm sure things like this already exist at universities.
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assuming u can actually get it running up to the full extent of ur idea u could sell it to the record companies adn then they could literally just churn out single after single


but i dunno how well it really would work, as emotion is a massive basis for music, it might make nice ditties but coudl it ever relaly make soemthing heart wrenching or uplifting...

interesting to see what happens tho


It'd be erroneous - Record companies already have American Idol to do that.
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It'd be erroneous - Record companies already have American Idol to do that.



yeh but what writes the bland commrecial music they sing after the show finishes


a computer
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interesting idea.

I wouldn't count completely on a computer to make songs though, but you should definately give it a try.
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yeh but what writes the bland commrecial music they sing after the show finishes


a computer


Nah, they have a committee of washed up, obese one-hit wonders from the late 70s and 80s to write the music. Like Meatloaf.
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that would take an assload of processing power methinks. Also you don't need to record all of the notes, just use a guitarish sounding synth, and export to tab, hell even just creating a MIDI file would be ok.
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in c (language) u can make system beeps of all the notes then mabye a for loop for the lenght. would be terribly hard.
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Thanks for all your feedback, I think it will be difficult but it's surely worth a try. And I don't think I'll need a whole team of programmers. So, I'll try and keep you updated, but I think the project would take a while to complete.
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