A computer-mediated interface for jazz piano comping

Rui Dias, Carlos Guedes, Telmo Marques

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Abstract

This paper presents a dynamic interface and voicing algorithm for real-time performance of jazz piano comping. Starting with a given song with a predefined harmonic progression, the algorithm calculates and maps an array of chord voicings to a virtual piano keyboard that can be played in real-time with any physical multi-touch input device like an iPad or computer keyboard. By taking care of the note selection for the voicings, the interface provides a simplified and intuitive way to play sophisticated voicings, while leaving the control over the performance aspects like timing, register, wideness and density to the user.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos
EditorsGeorgios Kouroupetroglou, Anastasia Georgaki
PublisherNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Pages558-564
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789604661374
StatePublished - 2014
Event40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014, Joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos - Athens, Greece
Duration: Sep 14 2014Sep 20 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos

Other

Other40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014, Joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period9/14/149/20/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications

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