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Will AI in Music Replace the Composer and Improvisor

Will AI in Music Replace the Composer and Improvisor

There is no question that artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a reality. We know that there have already been attempts to build computers that can ‘replicate’ the process of composition. The questions are, are they, and will they ever be any good? We know from the history of computing, that once standard operating systems become readily available and usable, then a host of new applications follow very quickly. When a similar level of hardware building blocks is available, then robotics...
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Technical Demands of Famous Pianists

Technical Demands of Famous Pianists

The hundred and fifty years between 1750 and 1900 were a period of incredible advancement; travel was revolutionised by the railways; the printing presses were able to distribute copies of everything cheaply, especially for music, from daily news to novels and piano scores; machinery changed the way we produced goods. Music was no different, and the composers developed existing forms of composition – sonata form, for example – to be almost unrecognisable from how they had been when Bach passed...
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Which Piano Brands do Top Concert Pianists Prefer

Which Piano Brands do Top Concert Pianists Prefer

There is no question that Steinway Grand Pianos dominate the concert halls of the world, and while these wondrous mechanical instruments made up of over 12,000 parts, are undoubtedly made by one of the best piano manufacturers, this has as much to do with their aggressive marketing and wooing of pianists and composers of note. But there is nothing new in this – Beethoven was chased by the English piano manufacturer, John Broadwood to have one of his pianos. Unfortunately,...
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