Trading Fours

The Trading Fours (T4) task in MUSICA focuses on modeling the interaction between jazz musicians, where participants alternate improvising 4-measure-long passages. Communication takes place through the creation and adoption of musical motifs between the instrumentalists. Problems for the computer in this domain involve pattern detection (locating musical motifs), pattern-based generation, and making stylistically correct decisions.

Our implementations are not publicly available at this time.

Video Demos

This is a version from Spring 2019 that uses the bossa nova style:

And an older video with a walking bass implementation: