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Weeklybeats 2016 was a 52 week long music project in which artists composed and publicly released 1 song a week for the entire year. Enjoy this archive of over 3,700 music compositions by over 260 artists.
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By Devieus on June 7, 2016 11:46 am

It's coming together nicely. As far as the current setup goes, it's about as good as it's probably going to get. I implemented a gaussian distribution for the next note instead of a uniform one, so notes are a little more clustered.

Maybe I should experiment with straight up chords.

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June 13, 2016 12:20 am

Interesting composition.  What are you composing in? I'm interested in understanding what the gaussian distribution means in terms of the arrangement. 

June 13, 2016 3:30 pm
NWSPR wrote:

Interesting composition.  What are you composing in? I'm interested in understanding what the gaussian distribution means in terms of the arrangement.


In Python, which writes down a composition in ABC notation. A gaussian distribution is like a bell-shape curve with a center point (called mu, or μ) and a standard deviation (called sigma, or σ) going both sides from mu. The mu is 0 in this case and the sigma 2.5, what that means is that the next note that will be played will have a 68% chance (or one sigma) of being within 2.5 notes away from the previous note in either direction up or down, and a 95% chance of being within 5 notes away from the previous note.

Previously I used uniform, which means the next note has equal chance of being 1 note away as it does 5.

June 16, 2016 5:21 am

Very nice!  This one sounds pretty "songy".  I like the steel drum sounding thing that shows up at times.  I might like some harder hitting drums, but very cool overall.  Would love to hear a full chord thrown in the mix.

June 19, 2016 12:58 am

Just the right amount of ambivalence.

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