Well, they finally went and done it. Now you don’t even have to be a musician to write and play music. Actually you don’t even have to be alive either. AI is bringing the dead back to life. Why not have the dead write and play music too?
Folks, I’m not against AI per se. Really I’m not. But at this particular moment, anyway, AI cannot bring you the joy and satisfaction of mastering and playing a song the way YOU want to interpret it at any given point in time. That is the difference between passive and active learning. Listening to music is passive. Playing and creating music using your own natural abilities is active.
I would be hypocritical if I didn’t admit that using an electronic keyboard to generate accompaniments for melodies you play is a form of AI music. However, this kind of AI is a hybrid, because YOU must play the melody to get it going. Furthermore, it motivates you to learn songs you might not otherwise bother with. You could even get to the point where you lose AI altogether and play chords and riffs with your left hand.
Bottom line: Don’t allow AI to steal your God given creativity. “Schools” do enough to rob you of that gift already.
Dr. Frank Abernathy
Dr. Frank The Music Man