There are still plenty of features I’d like to give my melody generator eventually, but there are only certain features I think really need to be a part of my melody generator before I work on getting it out there for the world to play around with (in the form of an Android app). So here’s what I hope to work on before I try selling it:

1. – A couple minor changes to the main algorithm. (And fix that bug mentioned in the last post.)
2. – The ability to write 8-bar and 16-bar melodies.
3. – The ability to compose in any key.
4. – The ability to write a melody in major or minor.
5. – The ability to let the user decide the chord progression.
6. – The ability to let the user decide the ending note.
7. – The ability to let the user decide the tempo.
8. – The ability to write a melody in 2/4, 4/4, 3/4, or 6/8.
9. – Create an Android interface for all this.

Obviously there are other features I’d like my program to have eventually (more bar amount possibilities, more time signatures, key changes within a melody, etc.), but they can wait until the program is actually out there and on the market.


1 Comment

S P Hannifin · April 15, 2011 at 3:53 PM

A couple more things…

10. The ability to choose just the ending chord.
11. The ability to choose major or minor melody.
12. The ability to choose whether or not to use 8th notes, 16th notes, and 32nd notes.
13. The ability to have the MIDI generate a couple different styles for the chordal accompaniment (such as, just root notes, arpeggios, alberti bass, perhaps).

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