First AI Google Doodle features Bach

First AI Google Doodle features Bach

First AI Google Doodle features Bach

The Google Doodle explains how Bach's four-part harmonies work, before letting the user compose their own melodies with an interactive element.

A total of three Google teams were involved in the creation of the Doodle, which is powered by a machine learning model. While not everyone can be like the famed Johann Sebastian Bach, we thankfully now have technology that can turn even the most random of notes into a melody that may be worthy of an orchestra performance.

In 1802, Johann Nikolaus Forke, a German writer, published a study of Bach's life and art. It encourages them to compose and hear their own music, which can easily be created just by following a few simple steps. "I would vote for Bach, all of Bach", he wrote.

Coconet was trained on 306 of Bach’s chorale harmonizations
Coconet was trained on 306 of Bach’s chorale harmonizations

Bach, who lived during the Baroque period of the 18th century, produced hundreds of compositions including cantatas, concertos, suites and chorales.

As the doodle reveals when the harmony is being processed, Coconet was trained on 306 of Bach's chorale harmonisations. They then fed that model 306 Bach chorale harmonizations, which are flawless for training since they always feature four voices that have their own melodic line. The company says that the first step in developing the doodle was to create a machine learning model to power it.

Johann Christian Bach was born and raised in the German town of Eisenach in a large musical family. His father not only knew how to play multiple instruments but also worked as a director of the musicians in town. Primarily known as an exceptional organist during his lifetime, Bach also understood how to build and fix the complex inner mechanisms of pipe organs (which are depicted in today's interactive Doodle). Publishing of a number of works followed and, by 1900, all of his known works were published and this era is famously known as the "Bach revival".


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