The greatest composer of all time - died 1824. He left behind an unmatched legacy that would have been great for piano alone. Most of his work have been transcribed to Piano/Dual Pianos, and provide a massive platform for interpretation.
As composer. Beethoven was specific about Dynamic and Tempo.
This project aims to maintain this integrity by referring interpretations to the urtext.
We are going to honor this genius by rendering his works for computer performance and outperform human players!
I first encountered midi 20 years ago, Pianos promised to be the first instruments that would fall to the onslaught of midi.
We could get to a certain level but not further. Tech has evolved. Even Steinway and Son's now offers Spirio, midi input to the Steinway Concert pianos.
In a very short time in the future, The finest Concert pieces will be played by computers! Join us in making this possible.
Here is a brief introduction to midi for classical piano players.
Download The Music
Pieces under review:
Rage over a Lost Penny
Beethovens 5th Symphony 1st Mv
Beehovens 5th Piano Concerto
Beethovens 7th Symphony 2nd Mv
Carl Czerny Op 139 100 exersises
We publish all material under Creative Commons International 4.0 This gives you the freedom to download and use the material for your own benefit (even material gain) and freedom to contribute to further development.
Concert pianists to play enter midi files
Score editors to establish authenticty on Dynamic and Tempo
Score editors to add Drum and Bass Parts
Midi engineers to transform Score exports to playable Midi
Sound engineers to record midi output
Performers to produce studio tracks.
Sound engineers to mix and master sound track
Video Engineers to develop performances
Code developers to analyse and interpret files.
Make your contributions on github
Play Moonlight Sonata as best possible by computer
Develop Jazz Trio renditions of Beethoven pieces
Develop Midi coding techniques to build player profiles
Render player profiles on the Piano Repetoire!
No human piano player, no matter how good they are, can play perfectly. Midi pianos play perfectly. They sound like computers! Our ears are so used to listening to live music that we have become attuned to imperfections.
To make midi computers play like people we have to introduce imperfections.
As you listen more and more to computer music, your listening changes. After a while you start to demand perfection and all human players, sound out of time!
There is much to do here on performance, mix computer and human parts to create your own stunning performances.
Beethoven never encountered a Piano Jazz Trio. Slapping Double Bass and the modern Drum Kit only evolved in the Early 20th century. The Jazzburg Project creates Jazz Trio Scores and open mixable midi files that can be used by performers willing to produce. The Jazz Trio genre provides a middle ground link from classical piano to techno midi.
String instruments and Brass instruments are difficult to implement in midi. The easiest of these is the double bass, and the plucked acoustic bass is the strating implementation.
Kits are long standing midi sounds and have developed substantially. It is difficult to hear the differnece between and human drummer and a cimputer drummer, except that the human is likely to be out of time!
Musescore notation softwareDownload Musescore
No brainer free open source project. Massive community. Notation and midi export. Offers free software Midi instruments of beginner quality. You must at least have this software to begin on the Jazzburg Project
The jury is still out on which DAWs we should use. Must be Free and must have support for VST Plugins. Where we go here will be chosen by the contributors
Pro tools First
(This will cost $99 but may be worth it.)
VST Plugins for Jazz Trio
FreeVST Yamaha C5 grand Piano
IvyAudio Steinway Model B Free VST Double Bass.
Free VST Precision Bass (Ample Sound)
VST Double Bass (Ample Sound) $149 Free VST MT Power Drum Kit