Computer Assisted Performance using MIDI-Based Electronic Musical Instruments

James S. Plank

The IDEA: The Indian Documentary of Electronic Arts, Volume 2, July-December, 2000.

Published by IMADJINN, D-3/3492 Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, 110 070, INDIA.

This is the same as Technical Report 416.


Many people desire to play a musical instrument, but lack either the time or the skill to play it to their satisfaction. This paper details a method for a computer to assist a performer in performing specific pieces of music on MIDI-based instruments. The general concept is not new. However, the specific method and matching algorithms are. This paper provides motivation, overview, historical perspective, and details on the algorithms used to provide computer-assisted musical performance.

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