Format and pricing: Paperback (131 pages) $24.95, pdf $12.95
ISBN: 9781887187367 (paperback), 9781887187374 (ebook)
Publication date: September 2018
Table of Contents
- Ternary Automata
- Diatonic Scale: single octave
- Diatonic Scale: two octaves
- Adding a Rhythm
- Variations on a Theme
- Probabilistic Automata
- A Stephen Foster Automaton
- Lattice Walks
- Bass Guitar
- Accordion Buttons
- de Bruijn Sequences
- Input File Formats
- Notes and Chords
- MIDI Program Numbers
- Further Reading
- About the Authors
Creating Melodies is a companion to our book Creating Rhythms. The book will show you how to explore the infinite space of melodies.
Like the rhythms book, it comes with software that you can download. With the software you can generate countless new melodies and variations on old ones. Combine those melodies with rhythms from our rhythms book and you have an endless source of inspiration for new music.
We had a lot of fun writing this book. In fact it took us so long to write it because it was hard to tear ourselves away from creating so much interesting new music and write up the results. Now you can have fun with it too!
You can listen to the many example melodies in this book as MIDI and MP3 files. Here are some video examples:
About the authors
Stefan Hollos and J. Richard Hollos are physicists and electrical engineers by training, and enjoy anything related to math, physics, engineering and computing. They are brothers and business partners at Exstrom Laboratories LLC in Longmont, Colorado.
Send comments to: Richard Hollos (richard[AT]exstrom DOT com)
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