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Leadsheet notation with auto-generated playback, improvisation advice

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  • careybunks
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    This is a remarkable program, useful for so many things. First, Impro-visor allows you to easily enter any chord sequence. Once entered, you can play the sequence back at any speed in a wide variety of styles. The styles menu allows the addition of rhythmic percussion and a baseline according to your tastes. This alone is a great feature, perfect for practicing melodic accompaniment and more importantly, working on improvisation. Before discovering Impro-visor, when practicing improvisation, I would look for backing tracks on Youtube. These were available in a variety of keys and styles, but mainly isolated to a chord or sequence of chords linked to a particular scale. With Impro-visor, I can easily construct any sequence of chords, even for entire songs, which allows me to practice improvisation in a very focused manner. The second feature of note (haha), is the ability to construct complete melodic sequences. This can be done interactively. However, Impro-visor also embodies machine learning algorithms that can, given the chord sequence, automatically suggest a wide variety of improvisational ideas. The tutorial documentation was good, and I had no trouble learning how to use this program. On the downside, there are a few important bugs. The program occasionally has some issues with playback going dead for a few bars, and it has also locked up on me a couple of times.

    Posted 08/14/2015
  • baunnee
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    Really helpful program with a lot of different features

    Posted 07/06/2015
  • ndallal
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    This program has so many different tools to choose from! They are all helpful and fun.

    Posted 08/08/2014
  • carlilessard
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    This is a great learning tool!

    Posted 08/08/2014
  • mheimann
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    Offers a great number of useful and interesting features

    Posted 08/08/2014
  • aputman
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    This program can do so many innovative things.

    Posted 08/08/2014
  • davisonjack
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    Great project, extremely useful for transcription and practice as a developing improviser. Congratulations on the release of 6.0! --J.D.

    Posted 06/17/2014
  • tfileme
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    Thanks for Impro-visor, it's great!

    Posted 05/26/2013
  • adriandavis
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    Great project

    Posted 02/15/2013
  • austinsullivan
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    Runs smoothly

    Posted 01/21/2013
  • lukaswhite
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    Fast and simple.

    Posted 12/20/2012
  • a11922256
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    Good and useful software

    Posted 12/18/2012
  • sufte
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    Excellent program. Thanks all developers.

    Posted 10/21/2012
  • dillanwalker
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    Nice and simple.

    Posted 09/16/2012
  • kevinchoi
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    Impro-Visor is an awesome improvisational tool for any musician. It's both helpful and easy to use. Highly recommend it!

    Posted 07/13/2012
  • angelallsmi
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    I love this one!

    Posted 07/03/2012
  • janetlsrss
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    Very powerful! Thanks

    Posted 06/27/2012
  • connorruis
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    Thanks impro-visor

    Posted 03/26/2012
  • mariesverige
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    I can't get it to run.

    Posted 03/18/2012
  • oid-3637046
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    I have long looked for an open source alternative to Band in a Box. Improvisor fits that bill and even has other great features. This is a great tool for any musician or music teacher.

    Posted 11/28/2011
  • yodaj
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    good job

    Posted 07/11/2011
  • mikecarney
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    A GREAT improvisation aid. I highly recommend it!

    Posted 08/09/2010
  • oid-2757512
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    Impro-Visor is extremely useful for both beginners and experts.

    Posted 08/06/2010
  • jrgillick
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    Impro-Visor is a great tool for any musician. Definitely helps open up new doors!

    Posted 09/04/2009
  • ktktkt88
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    Impro-Visor is a great piece of software for the jazz musician. It has tools and functionality for helping players of all levels. Be sure to check it out!

    Posted 08/13/2009
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