Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
College of Science and Mathematics
Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair
Stochastic processes, Markov processes, Jazz, Computer music--Composition, Improvisation (Music)
We propose using stochastic methods to generate new Jazz solos in the style of an artist of interest. To accomplish this, we implement several Markov models that use an artist’s known solos in order to mimic their pitch selection tendencies. Construction of two unique solos were generated for each artist considered as well as analysis of the characteristics the solos possessed in comparison to the artist’s original solo. This software implementation seeks to offer a new method for creating computer music compositions.
Rouse, Tevin, "Stochastic Improvisation of Jazz Solos" (2017). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 597.