Deep Learning Techniques for Music Generation

by   Jean-Pierre Briot, et al.

This book is a survey and an analysis of different ways of using deep learning (deep artificial neural networks) to generate musical content. We propose a methodology based on five dimensions for our analysis: - Objective -- What musical content is to be generated? Examples are: melody, polyphony, accompaniment or counterpoint. – For what destination and for what use? To be performed by a human(s) (in the case of a musical score), or by a machine (in the case of an audio file). - Representation – What are the concepts to be manipulated? Examples are: waveform, spectrogram, note, chord, meter and beat. – What format is to be used? Examples are: MIDI, piano roll or text. – How will the representation be encoded? Examples are: scalar, one-hot or many-hot. - Architecture – What type(s) of deep neural network is (are) to be used? Examples are: feedforward network, recurrent network, autoencoder or generative adversarial networks. - Challenge – What are the limitations and open challenges? Examples are: variability, interactivity and creativity. - Strategy – How do we model and control the process of generation? Examples are: single-step feedforward, iterative feedforward, sampling or input manipulation. For each dimension, we conduct a comparative analysis of various models and techniques and we propose some tentative multidimensional typology. This typology is bottom-up, based on the analysis of many existing deep-learning based systems for music generation selected from the relevant literature. These systems are described in this book and are used to exemplify the various choices of objective, representation, architecture, challenge and strategy. The last part of this book includes some discussion and some prospects. A table of contents, a list of tables, a list of figures, a table of acronyms, a bibliography, a glossary and an index complete this book. Supplementary material is provided at the following companion web site:



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