AUTOMATIC SONG COMPOSITION FROM THE LYRICS EXPLOITING PROSODY OF JAPANESE LANGUAGE

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

SMC Conference 2010 (2010)

URL:

files/proceedings/2010/44.pdf

Abstract:

Automatic composition techniques are important in sense of upgrading musical applications for amateur musicians such as composition support systems. In this paper, we present an algorithm that can automatically generate songs from Japanese lyrics. The algorithm is designed by con- sidering composition as an optimal-solution search prob- lem under constraints given by the prosody of the lyrics. To verify the algorithm, we launched Orpheus which com- poses with the visitor’s lyrics on the web-site, and 56,000 songs were produced within a year. Evaluation results on the generated songs are also reported, indicating that Or- pheus can help users to compose their own original Japanese songs.