Enter a short musical phrase in the input box above, choose the complexity level, push the button and wait (it might take a few seconds). You'll get an automatically generated pdf with a bunch of melodic variations on the original phrase. This can be useful to discover new ideas for composing and improvising, to overcome the blank page syndrome, to practice reading, etc.
To input the theme, use the following syntax:
rfor a rest.
bfor flat (eg,
c'is the C above middle C (C5, as it is also usually called);
ab,,is the A-flat two octaves below middle C (A2).
c1is a quarter-note C;
d.5is an eighth-note D (.5=half a beat);
e1.75is a double-dotted quarter-note E, or a quarter-note tied to a dotted eight-note… (the exact notation is set by the computer);
fs4is a whole-note F-sharp.
g,,1 a1 b1 c'1, the first three notes are two octaves below middle-C, and the last one one octave below (G2 A2 B2 C3).
g,,1 a b c'.
Some more examples of valid phrases:
f1 r.5 f'1 d'.5 e'1(Moose The Mooche)
r.5 g g g eb2 r.5 f f f d2(Beethoven's fifth)
d2 a f d cs d1 e f2.5 g.5 f e d1(Bach's Art of the Fugue)
cs'.5 e gs b as1.5 gs.5 fs ds b,1(Coltrane's solo on Giant Steps)
d.5 e f g e1 c.5 d1.5(The Lick)
After dealing with all above: more algorithms, fine-tuning parameters, midi file download.
Contact me or head to the issue tracker. Also, I'd love to know how you use this and whether it finds a place in your next magnus opus.