Proposal of an Automatic Composition Method of Piano Works for Novices Based on an Analysis of Study Items in Early Stages of Piano Education

  • Mio Iwaki
  • Hisayoshi Kunimune
  • Masaaki Niimura
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 14)


This paper proposes an automatic composition method of piano works for novices. Because, there is a shortage of piano works suitable for various learning stages in existing textbooks. At first, this study analyzed and systematized the study items in the learning process of the textbooks. This study also confirmed that the study items are adequate to represent the learning stage of each piano works in the textbooks. This study then defined the restrictions on the piano works for novices according to learning stages. Finally, this study proposes the automatic composition method based on the learning stages and their restrictions. This paper describes these learning items, their restrictions, and the proposed method. Additionally, this paper shows an example of piano works composed with the proposed method.


Piano works novices learning stages study items automatic composition method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mio Iwaki
    • 1
  • Hisayoshi Kunimune
    • 2
  • Masaaki Niimura
    • 3
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and TechnologyShinshu UniversityMatsumotoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringShinshu UniversityMatsumotoJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of Science and EngineeringShinshu UniversityMatsumotoJapan

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