be careful where you clique
I got to thinking
about a conversation i had with my friend Mr P,
We got to talking about digital music software-
that allow you to create sounds
and then the program generates rhythms and melodies based on set algorithms in the software.
And then I wonder- is the program making the melody? the programmer? the user? Who’s in charge?
Obviously these programs make amazing music,
depending upon how their codes are written,
as i read about the origins of much of the software,
i found that nearly all the algorithms are based upon the keyboard
There are very few programs built around string instruments or otherwise.
So you’re feeding a sound into a set
and the set generates variations
Musicians today are much more apt at sampling, mixing, creating a mash-up.
Is the mash-up melody the same as creating the melody?
Yes… why not
Creating a melody in your head is also based upon inputs…
the bee gees, the hammond organ, the memoirs of garibaldi.
Of course, the cross-connections are much more vast.
Musical software will no doubt improve and get better-
but it will always be an instrument
like a cuisinartThank you