Presentation 2002/6/18
An Application of Genetic Algorithms to Automated Guitar Tablatures Generation
Naofumi AOKI,
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Abstract(in English) Pitch ranges of the strings in the guitar overlap each other so that a note can be played at several positions on the fingerboard. Tablature, a musical notation for the guitar, is therefore considered to be effective for assisting beginners to play the guitar, since playable positions are explicitly shown in the tablature unlike in the common musical notation. This study proposes an automated method of generating tablatures from common musical scores. It employs an optimization technique based on genetic algorithms. The effectiveness of the proposed method was investigated thorough some experiments on several pieces of the classical guitar.
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Keyword(in English) guitar / common musical score / tablature / genetic algorithms
Paper # NLP2002-26
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Conference Date 2002/6/18(1days)
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Title (in English) An Application of Genetic Algorithms to Automated Guitar Tablatures Generation
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Keyword(1) guitar
Keyword(2) common musical score
Keyword(3) tablature
Keyword(4) genetic algorithms
1st Author's Name Naofumi AOKI
1st Author's Affiliation Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University()
Date 2002/6/18
Paper # NLP2002-26
Volume (vol) vol.102
Number (no) 142
Page pp.pp.-
#Pages 6
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