Welcome to Musikell!
Authors: Matthew Chiaravalloti and Sanjit Kalapatapu Pennkeys: mattch and sanjitk
Musikell is an interactive command line interface that allows you to create and compose different sounds, chords, and melodies!
cabal install Euterpea
- Mac/Linux only: install a MIDI software synthesizer, such as SimpleSynth or Fluidsynth. Make sure it’s running before you start Euterpea in GHCi.
Overview: (You should read through the files in the order listed below)
Tests.hs - This file contains unit tests and quick check properties. Reading through this first should give you a rough idea of how our types are set up and what a client should expect by using them.
IncrMap.hs - This file is a simple wrapper over the Data.Map type; it handles keys for the client by keeping a running Int (starting at 1).
CompositionMap.hs - This file lists two specific type instances of IncrMap
Parser.hs - This file has several utility functions for turning Strings into the relevant datatypes for the rest of the project
Music.hs - This is THE file. This is where we define our types for representing music in different, layered components. Also, this is where the functions operating over music live, along with Arbitrary instances for the relevant types.
Main.hs - This file has CLI component and main function. The parser function in this file accepts user commands and performs the appropriate actions. After each command, it passes the new state of the program along in a recursive call.
To run Musikell, type the following commands into ghci:
:l Main.hs main
You have now entered our command line interface. Let's create the following piano melody using command below:
melodize p e,4,0.5 e,4,0.5 f,4,0.5 g,4,0.5 g,4,0.5 f,4,0.5 e,4,0.5 d,4,0.5 c,4,0.5 c,4,0.5 d,4,0.5 e,4,0.5 e,4,0.75 d,4,0.25 d,4,0.25
Now, we can set the tempo of our melody by calling our setTempo function on our new melody ID.
setTempo 2.0 (respective melody id)
Finally, let's play our modified melody!
play m (respective melody id)
Wow! That sounds familiar... However, we aren't using state of the art, 20th century software to create boring 17th century music. Let's try something a little more interesting...
Create a percussion beat with the following command.
melodize Percussion fs,2,1.0|b,2,1.0 fs,2,1.0 fs,2,1.0 fs,2,1.0 fs,2,1.0|d,2,1.0 fs,2,1.0 fs,2,1.0 fs,2,1.0 r,1.0 fs,2,1.0 fs,2,1.0|b,2,1.0 fs,2,1.0 fs,2,1.0|d,2,1.0 fs,2,1.0 fs,2,1.0 fs,2,1.0
Loop the beat 8 times.
repl 8 (respective melody id)
Create a rest with a duration of 128 beats.
melodize Percussion r,128.0
Stick the rest in front of the percussion beat.
seq (rest melody id) (percussion melody id)
Set the tempo of this combined melody to 12.8.
setTempo 12.8 (combined melody id)
You can listen to the percussion with the following command:
play m (combined melody id)
Now that we have the percussion, lets create a piano melody.
melodize p e,5,1.0 e,5,1.0 e,5,1.0 e,4,1.0 ef,5,1.0 ef,5,1.0 ef,5,1.0 ef,4,1.0 df,5,1.0 df,5,1.0 df,5,1.0 df,4,1.0 a,4,1.0 a,4,1.0 af,4,1.0 e,5,1.0
Loop the piano melody 2 times.
repl 2 (piano melody id)
Set the tempo of the piano melody to 1.6.
setTempo 1.6 (piano melody id)
You can listen to the piano melody with the following command:
play m (piano melody id)
Now lets combine the percussion and piano (make sure to use the final percussion and piano melody ids)
compose (percussion melody id) (piano melody id)
Play the resulting composition with the following command:
play c (composition id)
To the initiated ear, this sounds like "Runaway" by Kanye West. That's what we're talking about!
Here is the melody and percussion for Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynard!
Simple Man guitar:
melodize AcousticGuitarNylon a,3,0.0625 b,3,0.0625
melodize AcousticGuitarNylon c,3,0.0625 g,3,0.0625 e,3,0.0625 c,3,0.0625 e,5,0.0625 g,3,0.0625 e,3,0.0625 g,3,0.0625 g,2,0.0625 d,3,0.0625 b,3,0.0625 g,2,0.0625 g,3,0.0625 d,3,0.0625 b,3,0.0625 d,3,0.0625 a,3,0.0625 a,4,0.0625 e,3,0.0625 a,3,0.0625 c,4,0.0625 a,4,0.0625 e,3,0.0625 a,4,0.0625 a,3,0.0625 c,4,0.0625 a,4,0.0625 e,3,0.0625 g,4,0.0625 c,4,0.0625 a,3,0.0625 b,3,0.0625
repl 2 (second guitar id)
seq (first melody id) (second melody id)
setTempo 0.5 (combined melody id)
melodize Percussion r,2.0 ess,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 c,2,0.0625|as,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 c,2,0.0625 css,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 c,2,0.0625|as,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 c,2,0.0625 css,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 c,2,0.0625|as,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 c,2,0.0625 css,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 c,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 c,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 c,2,0.0625 css,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625 ess,2,0.0625
setTempo 0.5 (percussion melody id)
compose (combined guitar melody id) (percussion melody id)