Johan Pauwels, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London
“Jam with Jamendo” brings music learners and unsigned artists together by recommending suitable songs as new and varied practice material. In this web app, users are presented with a list of songs based on their selection of chords. They can then play along with the chord transcriptions or use the audio as backing tracks for solos and improvisations. Using AI-generated transcriptions makes it trivial to grow the underlying music catalogue without human effort.
Johan Pauwels is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London. He aims to make machines understand the same musical concepts that humans use (chords, keys, instrumentation and more) when listening to music.