Instrumental music – U One Music http://u-one-music.com/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 12:44:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://u-one-music.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png Instrumental music – U One Music http://u-one-music.com/ 32 32 Joël’s favorite instrumental music in 2021 https://u-one-music.com/joels-favorite-instrumental-music-in-2021/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 17:11:55 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/joels-favorite-instrumental-music-in-2021/ As I mentioned in my list of top albums, a true retrospective of the music I connected with in 2021 wouldn’t be complete without mentioning all the wordless records that have kept me company. Chances are, if I’m writing or editing (two tasks that take up most of the day), I’m listening to instrumental music. […]]]>

As I mentioned in my list of top albums, a true retrospective of the music I connected with in 2021 wouldn’t be complete without mentioning all the wordless records that have kept me company. Chances are, if I’m writing or editing (two tasks that take up most of the day), I’m listening to instrumental music. Most of the time I’m catching up, exploring the sounds of decades past, but it was the 2021 releases that literally got me through a rough year.

Jazzy

Even though this type of music isn’t usually your thing, you’ve probably heard of Promises, the album of the 81-year-old saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders and British producer floating point, with the assistance of the London Symphony Orchestra. Promises is a patient, rippling nine-movement piece filled with still moments, repetitive patterns, and great crescendos, all anchored by Sanders’ brilliant playing. Notes with attachments, another unlikely and rewarding collaboration, involves a 64-year-old session bassist Pino Palladino (the Who, D’Angelo) with producer and multi-instrumentalist Blake mills, including the 2020 album Mutable set was one of my favorites. Recorded at Sound City in LA in sessions spanning two years, each track on Attachments is a surprise, with West African, Cuban and funk influences anchoring the music. Nala Sinephro‘s Space 1.8 could easily fall into the ambient category, with Sinephro’s pedal harp and a bed of electronics giving the suite a feeling of flowing liquid, as if the band were making the Milky Way soundtrack.

Piano

I tend to be meditative when it comes to instrumental music, and the most extreme example would be Jacob David‘s Mursejler, which has become my go-to album for the Sunday nap, and I say that as a compliment to this Danish musician, who plays the hushed piano. The recording is done with a close mic so you can hear the way the hammers strike the felt on the strings (as well as the crackle of the piano bench), transforming the piano into a fascinating percussion instrument. Good headphones are essential for this one. Nils Frahm‘s Old friends new friends is in the same vein, a collection of minimalist pieces for solo piano in which we sometimes hear the pedals of the piano and even the breathing of Frahm.

Guitar

Guitar is the instrument I understand best, so it’s the genre that appeals to me the most. Big asterisk: I’ve listened to a lot of Powers / Rolin Duos, but more on that in the locals list coming next week. Yasmine williamsUrban driftwood blew my mind. Nothing looks like it. Watch her play and you’ll see why. With 10 pieces covering 24 minutes, Hotel Adeline‘s Good timing is a fairly simple yet solid acoustic guitar record. At the less traditional end of the spectrum, Chuck johnson evokes ambient drones from another world with its steel pedal on The ash grove, “a suite of requiems for lost places.” Multi-instrumentalist from Michigan Laurier promo explores new horizons for solo lap steel on Golden loam (a few voices). Hayden Pedigo native Amarillo, Texas released his best album to date, Let go (Mexican summer), and even ran for city council, which inspired the movie “Kid Candidate”. Excellent reliable guitarist Guillaume Tyler released two fantastic collaborative versions: Lost futures with the guitarist Marisa Anderson and the To understand EP with atmospheric steel pedal Luc Schneider. Another interesting collaboration: Cameron Knowler and Eli Winteris cranky and surprising Anticipation.

Ambient, experimental, etc.

Producer Jon hopkins is probably best known for his work with Coldplay and Purity Ring, but on Music for psychedelic therapy the musician combines slow, buzzing waves of synths with sounds from the natural world, including snippets of Hopkins’ time inside a cave in an Ecuadorian rainforest. In what appears to be a previously untapped vein, Walt mcclements uses his electronically processed accordion to create a new kind of ambient drone music. Earlier this month, Marie lattimore said to me, “The harp is my way of connecting with the world in this emotional way.” His music allowed me to do the same on Coins Collected 2015-2020, an unmissable release from an already impressive catalog.

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KCPS Instrumental Music Students Receive Honors from All Districts https://u-one-music.com/kcps-instrumental-music-students-receive-honors-from-all-districts/ Fri, 10 Dec 2021 15:50:34 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/kcps-instrumental-music-students-receive-honors-from-all-districts/ Gregor White, eighth grade student at Foreign Language Academy, attended the All-District Middle School Jazz Band’s inaugural performance on Saturday, November 20 at the iconic Gem Theater. Gregor was featured in “Little Sunflower” by Freddie Hubbard and arranged by Mike Kamuf, which is a high school grade song. Principal Clarence Smith thanked the students and […]]]>
An eighth grade student dressed in black plays the saxophone on a stage lit with blue light.

Gregor White, eighth grade student at Foreign Language Academy, attended the All-District Middle School Jazz Band’s inaugural performance on Saturday, November 20 at the iconic Gem Theater. Gregor was featured in “Little Sunflower” by Freddie Hubbard and arranged by Mike Kamuf, which is a high school grade song. Principal Clarence Smith thanked the students and their families for persisting with instrumental music during a year of schooling during a pandemic.

KCPS instrumental music students have participated in the All-District Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra auditions at Liberty High School and Middle School. These students spent months preparing for the event, which was attended by hundreds of student musicians from as far north as Park Hill, south to Belton and as far east as Blue Springs.

We are proud to announce that the following students have been selected for honors from all districts.

From Lincoln College Preparatory Academy (directed by Jason Bata):

Music from the whole district 2021
Carmen Bata, Clarinet
Isaiah Van Dunk, Baritone saxophone, 1st alternate
Evan Martinez, Trombone, 2nd alternate
Nadia Alvarez, Euphonium, 1st substitute

2021 District Honorable Mention Group
Logan Stanley, Clarinet
Justice Christensen, Clarinet
Monique Fiagan, Bass clarinet
Isaiah Van Dunk, Baritone Saxophone
Evan Martinez, trombone
Nadia Alvarez, Euphonium
Albert Turner, tuba

Full District Orchestra 2021
Naomi Kriege, Violin
Sidney Richardson, Violin
Iris Church, Violin

Whole District Orchestra 2021
John Crow, violin
J Buch, Violin
Jaqueline Marquez, Violin
Eoin Harrison, Violin
Patience Christensen, viola, alternate

2021 Whole District Jazz Band
Carmen Bata, Tenor saxophone, substitute

From LCPA College (directed by Callie Garber):

2021 Whole District College Orchestra
Henry Crow, cello

From the Academy of Foreign Languages (directed by Susan Martinez):

2021 Whole District Middle School Honor Band
Olivia Smith, clarinet
Gregor White, Tenor Saxophone

2021 All-District Middle School Jazz Band
Gregor White, Tenor Saxophone

These students will perform from 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 11 at Liberty North High School. We are very proud of the achievements of these young musicians!

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The Pagosa Springs Instrumental Music Society to present a fall concert on Saturday https://u-one-music.com/the-pagosa-springs-instrumental-music-society-to-present-a-fall-concert-on-saturday/ Thu, 04 Nov 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/the-pagosa-springs-instrumental-music-society-to-present-a-fall-concert-on-saturday/ By Michelle ChapmanPagosa Springs Instrumental Music Society The Pagosa Springs Instrumental Music Society (PSIMS) will present their annual fall concert for free on Saturday, November 6 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Pagosa Springs High School. Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door before and after the concert. Our excellent local conductors and […]]]>

By Michelle Chapman
Pagosa Springs Instrumental Music Society

The Pagosa Springs Instrumental Music Society (PSIMS) will present their annual fall concert for free on Saturday, November 6 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Pagosa Springs High School.

Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door before and after the concert.

Our excellent local conductors and musicians perform for you free of charge. Our motivation is to raise funds and raise awareness to support local music education programs in our schools.

Pagosa Springs is fortunate to have music education programs in all of our public schools and in many of our private schools. Music education benefits us in many ways: brain development, math, language, physical coordination, rhythm, memory and more. Music opens doors for children.

Can you imagine what kind of life Bach or Mozart would have had if they hadn’t had music in their life? Or how different would our lives be without their beautiful music? It’s the world upside down.

Music is priceless, but providing quality music education costs money. For example, the cost of purchasing music for the high school program can reach $ 2,000 per year. Instrument repairs per year range from $ 3,000 to $ 4,000, depending on the instruments. Occasionally, large percussion elements need to be replaced. Have you recently evaluated the price of a new marimba ($ 6,000)? Supplies should be kept on hand in case a student needs them at school. The expenses add up.

PSIMS provides funds to bridge the gap between what the school can provide and what would be best for the music education of our children. Our vision is “Music for Life”. Music education is one way to ensure that there will be generations of musicians in Pagosa Springs in the future. We believe that music adds to the quality of life for the whole community.

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RM Rock & Metal Club Brings New Approach to Instrumental Music – The Tide https://u-one-music.com/rm-rock-metal-club-brings-new-approach-to-instrumental-music-the-tide/ Fri, 29 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/rm-rock-metal-club-brings-new-approach-to-instrumental-music-the-tide/ Guitar strummings hum through the music hall during Thursday lunches, inviting curious ears to discover its source. The sounds come from Room 109, where students come together to share their unique musical passions at one of RM’s newest clubs this year: the RM RM club. This particularly catchy name is the abbreviation for the Richard […]]]>

Guitar strummings hum through the music hall during Thursday lunches, inviting curious ears to discover its source. The sounds come from Room 109, where students come together to share their unique musical passions at one of RM’s newest clubs this year: the RM RM club. This particularly catchy name is the abbreviation for the Richard Montgomery Rock & Metal club, which aims to provide a comfortable space for its fans to play and enjoy music with each other.

Earlier this year, seniors Patrick Kim and Jeffrey Vedrin took to the music rooms over lunch to play guitar and learn new pieces together. These meetings quickly turned into a club as they received a growing appreciation and interest in their music.

“I realized that I had to start a club when I realized that a lot of people wanted to learn guitar with me. I also wanted to share Polyphia’s greatness, ”Kim said.

For those who may not be familiar with them, Polyphia is a rock band known for their progressive instrumental music. Its genre is often referred to as math rock, due to its complexity.

“I think Polyphia’s technical ability is really amazing… she pushes the boundaries of instrumental music. Tim Henson (the lead guitarist) has a unique way of combining different techniques to create great music, and I think he influences a lot of guitarists like me.

While Kim and Vedrin are both dedicated to the group and aim to expand its influence, the club is far from exclusive to Polyphia fans or expert guitarists.

“We have a pretty diverse group: from freshmen to seniors, beginners to experts, and we’re constantly learning from each other,” Vedrin said. He is himself an amateur guitarist and new fan of Polyphia, responsible for the “rock” part of the club but also exploring his musical passions like most of the members.

“At our meetings, we discuss songs and artists that we love, and I try to teach members how to play their favorite songs,” Kim said.

Since the club’s inception, many students have taken advantage of this collaborative space to relax over lunch while learning something new. Senior Zach Lidl joined the club to play guitar with others, also giving mini-performances to his friends.

“I would recommend it to friends because it’s a great fun club and I’m able to interact with other guitarists and just hang out,” Lidl said.

As the lack of time and the high cost of music lessons are often obstacles to the pursuit of an instrument, an additional goal of the founders is to alleviate these challenges for the students.

“Since people often don’t have a place in their schedules to take guitar lessons, there is [the club] gives them a good opportunity to try to learn, ”Vedrin said.

“Overall, I just want everyone to have fun and progress, building on each other.”

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Instrumental music can convey meaning deeper than words https://u-one-music.com/instrumental-music-can-convey-meaning-deeper-than-words/ Fri, 29 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/instrumental-music-can-convey-meaning-deeper-than-words/ The musician told Azania Mosaka on # 702Unplugged that he and David Arkenstone produced their album in vastly different time zones. Wouter Kellerman is a recipient of several awards. The South African Grammy Award-winning flautist, producer and composer has also won eight South African Music Awards. Kellerman received a Grammy Award for his 2014 album […]]]>

The musician told Azania Mosaka on # 702Unplugged that he and David Arkenstone produced their album in vastly different time zones.

Wouter Kellerman is a recipient of several awards. The South African Grammy Award-winning flautist, producer and composer has also won eight South African Music Awards.

Kellerman received a Grammy Award for his 2014 album Winds of Samsara, a collaboration with Indian composer and producer Ricky Kej. It reached No. 1 on the US New Age Album Billboard charts.

Wouter worked with David Arkenstone on Pangea.

The musician told Azania Mosaka more on # 702Unplugged.

I am I am in Las Vegas. This is where I can find work at the moment. The music on this new album calls for unity.

Wouter Kellerman, musician

Music can be very emotional, which is why we infuse it with what connects people.

David Arkenstone, musician

Instrumentals can convey a deeper meaning than words can express.

Wouter Kellerman, musician

They produced the music in different places.

It can be very difficult to work in extremely different time zones. We started sending files to each other when the lockdown started last year.

David Arkenstone, musician

I flew to LA. We had been on Facebook for a while. Today we released our first music video. Our goal right now is to get our music out there.

Wouter Kellerman, musician

Listen to the full interview below …

Watch the performance below …


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The WNCC Instrumental Music Department presents “Fall Ball: Circus, Circus! “| Education https://u-one-music.com/the-wncc-instrumental-music-department-presents-fall-ball-circus-circus-education/ Sat, 23 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/the-wncc-instrumental-music-department-presents-fall-ball-circus-circus-education/ “I’m excited because last year we only had one real performance,” he said. “So it’s kind of the first time we have to do a normal concert. … So I’m excited. Of course, it takes a lot of rehearsal time, but it still turns out to be a lot of fun, especially with a theme […]]]>

“I’m excited because last year we only had one real performance,” he said. “So it’s kind of the first time we have to do a normal concert. … So I’m excited.

Of course, it takes a lot of rehearsal time, but it still turns out to be a lot of fun, especially with a theme like circus music.

“It makes me realize how much of a clown I am,” said first year Keanna Turnbull.

It was surprising for Eckerberg to even find music for groups that don’t usually do circus-type shows.

“It’s interesting, especially for this (rock) band, and how… when you hear the circus theme, you think to yourself, ‘what song could that be? “”, did he declare. “… It’s interesting that we got to come up with some stuff, and some of it is overkill – like we did Britney Spears’ ‘Circus’. It’s just interesting to get creative with the theme and everything.

In fact, the theme offered a chance to get really creative, as two of the jazz band’s tracks are originals, arranged by one of Johnson’s retired army friends.

“We had two tracks that were written specifically for this show,” Johnson said, “… so this (will be) the very first performance of those.”

The Bal d’Automne: “Circus, Circus! will take place on Friday, October 29 at the Gering Civic Center. The event begins with a social hour at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner and a show at 6:30 p.m. The show will feature music from Cougar Rock, Fire in the Pan Swingers, Western Nebraska Winds and a few singers from the WNCC. Tickets cost $ 32 and can be purchased at https://www.wncc.edu/community/performing-arts.

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Indian minister considers law to replace horns with instrumental music https://u-one-music.com/indian-minister-considers-law-to-replace-horns-with-instrumental-music/ Thu, 07 Oct 2021 06:22:43 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/indian-minister-considers-law-to-replace-horns-with-instrumental-music/ Numerical Star Ratio Thu Oct 7, 2021 12:11 PM Last update: Thu Oct 7, 2021 12:16 PM Indian commuters take a busy road in Mumbai. Photo: AFP “> Indian commuters take a busy road in Mumbai. Photo: AFP India’s Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari plans to make instrumental sounds mandatory for ambulances across the country instead […]]]>

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Indian commuters take a busy road in Mumbai. Photo: AFP

India’s Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari plans to make instrumental sounds mandatory for ambulances across the country instead of howling sirens.

Gadkari also said he plans to pass a law whereby only the sounds of Indian musical instruments can be used as horns for vehicles, our correspondent in New Delhi reports.

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Speaking at a reception to inaugurate a highway in Nashik in his home state of Maharashtra a few days ago, Gadkari said: “An artist has composed an Akashwani (All Indian Radio) melody and it is played early the morning. I am thinking of using this melody for ambulances so that people feel good. It’s so irritating, especially after ministers have passed, sirens are used at full volume. It also hurts the ears, ”he added.

Sounds of flute, tabla, violin, mouth organ, harmonium, etc. could be used as a horn, Gadkari said.

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India may have law to change ‘irritating’ car horns to instrumental music https://u-one-music.com/india-may-have-law-to-change-irritating-car-horns-to-instrumental-music/ Tue, 05 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/india-may-have-law-to-change-irritating-car-horns-to-instrumental-music/ A traffic jam in India’s capital New Delhi (Photo by PRAKASH SINGH / AFP via Getty Images)By: Shubham Ghosh INDIA Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari wants to pass a law that would replace the cacophony of horns on the country’s roads with soothing music. He said he was planning legislation that all vehicles on the roads […]]]>
A traffic jam in India’s capital New Delhi (Photo by PRAKASH SINGH / AFP via Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

INDIA Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari wants to pass a law that would replace the cacophony of horns on the country’s roads with soothing music. He said he was planning legislation that all vehicles on the roads should have horns in Indian musical instruments like the flute, table, violin, mouth organ, harmonium, etc., which are pleasant to hear.

Speaking at a highway opening ceremony in Nashik, in the Indian state of Maharashtra, western India, Gadkari said: It’s nice to hear. Flute, tabla, violin, mouth organ, harmonium.

Gadkari, 64, said he also wanted to replace the “irritating” sirens used by ambulances and police vehicles with calming tunes.

“Now I also want to put an end to these sirens. Now I’m studying the sirens (used by) ambulances and police, ”the minister said, adding:“ An artist composed a tune from Akashvani (All Indian Radio) and it was played early in the morning. I am thinking of using this melody for the ambulances to make people feel good. It’s so irritating, especially after ministers have passed, sirens are used at full volume. It also harms the ears.

The World Health Organization says noise pollution can lead to hearing loss, cardiovascular problems, cognitive impairment, stress, and depression.

The roads of India, the second most populous nation in the world, are among the loudest places on earth as vehicles of all kinds battle for space on congested roads. High traffic means more use of horns and drivers frequently use them to alert people and other vehicles.

Commercial vehicles on the country’s roads use messages painted on their backs such as “Horn OK Please” or “Blow Horn” to warn vehicles behind them that intend to overtake.

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Palm Beach Symphony opens nominations for Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year https://u-one-music.com/palm-beach-symphony-opens-nominations-for-instrumental-music-teacher-of-the-year/ Fri, 24 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/palm-beach-symphony-opens-nominations-for-instrumental-music-teacher-of-the-year/ Students, parents, colleagues and community members are invited to nominate local instrumental music teachers for the title of Palm Beach Symphony Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year. The deadline for nominations that can be made online is 5 p.m. on Monday, November 1. “Victor Fernandez, who teaches at Beacon Cove Intermediate, was honored last year […]]]>

Students, parents, colleagues and community members are invited to nominate local instrumental music teachers for the title of Palm Beach Symphony Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year. The deadline for nominations that can be made online is 5 p.m. on Monday, November 1.

“Victor Fernandez, who teaches at Beacon Cove Intermediate, was honored last year and, as he also teaches my son, I personally understand the enormous contributions music teachers make to the education and life of a youngster, ”said Palm Beach Symphony CEO David H. McClymont. “This pandemic has put a strain on students’ academic performance and personal relationships. Music has been shown to alleviate some of this stress, and we have never been so grateful or proud of the amazing instrumental music teachers of our community. “

The recognition comes with many educational opportunities for award-winning students, including coaching sessions by Palm Beach Symphony musicians for spring semester music students, a classroom visit by Symphony Music Director Gerard Schwarz, tickets Free for winner’s classes to attend a Palm Beach Symphony concert and the opportunity for a student musical ensemble of the winner’s choice to perform at a Palm Beach Symphony event. The Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year will also benefit from an “Indulgences Basket” filled with gift items and gift certificates.

Applications are open for Kindergarten to Grade 12 educators in Palm Beach County public, private, and charter schools with a minimum of three years of experience. The annual award honors educators who demonstrate an ability to teach and inspire students as well as who play an active role in the community as performing arts educators. Submissions that meet all of the eligibility requirements will be reviewed by a panel of judges including musicians, industry professionals, and other Palm Beach County educators.

The award will be presented at the fifth annual Holly Jolly Symphony Party on Tuesday, December 7 at the Beach Club in Palm Beach. The event will also include a performance by the students of the King’s Academy Choir and the presentation of instruments to the students. Last season, the Symphony donated instruments worth over $ 96,000 if purchased by students or local music programs.

Full details and nomination form are available in the Programs tab under Music Education to Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year | Palm Beach Symphony.

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Real-time AI can generate lines for live instrumental music https://u-one-music.com/real-time-ai-can-generate-lines-for-live-instrumental-music/ Fri, 13 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/real-time-ai-can-generate-lines-for-live-instrumental-music/ Researchers at the University of Waterloo’s Natural Language Processing Lab have developed a real-time artificial intelligence (AI) system that can generate lines for live instrumental music. The new system is called LyricJam, and it went live in June 2021 with over 1,500 users testing it since then. The team will present its research at the […]]]>

Researchers at the University of Waterloo’s Natural Language Processing Lab have developed a real-time artificial intelligence (AI) system that can generate lines for live instrumental music. The new system is called LyricJam, and it went live in June 2021 with over 1,500 users testing it since then.

The team will present its research at the International Conference on Computational Creativity in September.

The lab is headed by Olga Vechtomova, an engineering professor who was jointly appointed in computer science at the university. Vechtomova has been developing AI applications for years, and the lab’s work first led to the creation of a system that learns artists’ musical expressions before generating lyrics in their style.

Vechtomova and Waterloo graduate students Gaurav Sahu and Dhruv Kumas have also developed technology that uses different musical components such as chord progressions, tempo, and instrumentation. The technology is able to synthesize the lyrics to reflect the mood and emotions expressed by live music.

The neural network

The system continuously receives raw audio clips while a musician or group performs instrumental music. After that, the neural network processes the data before generating new lyrics, which artists can then use to develop lyrics for their songs.

“The purpose of the system is not to write a song for the artist,” explains Vechtomova. “Instead, we want to help artists realize their own creativity. The system generates poetic lines with new metaphors and expressions, potentially leading artists in creative directions they have never explored before.

The newly developed neural network is able to learn what lyrical themes and words are associated with different aspects of music, and most impressively, it does so in every audio clip.

The team performed a user study in which musicians performed live music while using the system.

“An unexpected finding is that the participants felt encouraged by the lines generated to improvise,” Vechtomova said. “For example, the lines have inspired the artists to structure the chords a little differently and to take their improvisation in a new direction than initially intended. Some musicians also used the lines to check if their improvisation was having the desired emotional effect.

Partnership with AI

Another major aspect of this research was its demonstration of collaboration and co-creativity between humans and AI. According to participants, the system acted as a musical partner, not a critical one, which allowed musicians to play unhindered. They also said they felt encouraged to play musical instruments even though they were not working on the lyrics.

The new LyricJam system is the latest example of how artificial intelligence is making its way into our creative minds. While we always talk about the connection between humans and AI, it is often in terms of areas like health. With new advancements like these, we’re also getting closer to being connected to these machines in creative ways.

The LyricJam system can be found here.

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