Format and pricing: Paperback (131 pages) $24.95, pdf $12.95
ISBN: 9781887187367 (paperback), 9781887187374 (ebook)
Publication date: September 2018
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!
- Software for book
- Listen to melodies from book
- Get T-shirts, stickers, posters, and other products related to the book.
Using the methods in this book, we've made new music based on a mashup of Beethoven's 5th Symphony and Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water. Here is a video of the result we call Beethoven on the Water
Below are other 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.
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
Send comments to: Richard Hollos (richard[AT]exstrom DOT com)
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