MySong: Automatic Accompaniment for Vocal Melodies (Talk)

Date

May 9, 2008

Speaker

Dan Morris

Overview

May 9, 2008 lecture by Dan Morris for the Stanford University Human Computer Interaction Seminar (CS547).

MySong is a system that automatically chooses chords to accompany a vocal melody. A user with no musical experience can create a song with instrumental accompaniment just by singing into a microphone, and can experiment with different styles and chord patterns using interactions designed to be intuitive to non-musicians. Dan Morris describes how MySong works, discusses results from a recent usability study, and shows lots of audio examples to demonstrate that non-musicians are in fact able to use this system as a powerful creative tool.

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