Algorithmic Music Composition meets Boogie-Woogie!

   

I've been writing programs that compose music since about 1980; this is a sample of some of that work for your amusement and possibly edification (excerpted from a program written in 1986).

When you click on the COMPOSE button below, a small suite of programs will compose some generic boogie-woogie (of the R 'n' R variety) and express the result as MIDI data. If you have a MIDI browser plug-in*, a MIDI synthesizer attached to your computer, or a stand-alone MIDI player program, you can hear the results!

Select a key anda tempo. If you select multiples the program will choose randomly among them.

KEY(S)

C

C#/Db

D

D#/Eb

E

F

F#/Gb

G

G#/Ab

A

A#/Bb

B


TEMPO(S)

120

128

136

145

154

164

158

187

200

212

225

240


* The free MIDI browser plug-in from Jazz-Soft (https://jazz-soft.net) is one possibility. I use it to listen to results and although the sounds aren't great, it makes it easy to decide which MIDI files to download to be fed to better-sounding syths later.

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