Amazing YouTube Video Series #13 Robot Plays Marimba Jazz
Amazing YouTube Music Video Series #13 -Robot plays marimba jazz
Original YouTube Title: Robot plays marimba
Original Date Posted on YouTube:
April 29, 2010
Original Poster’s Comments:
” Shimon the marimba-playing robot learns and improvises while jamming with musicians.”
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While not a great clip showing tremendous technical prowess, this clip shows a robot that is the first of a kind, at least as far as I’ve ever seen. A robot, named Shimon, is playing the marimba and is synergistically working with the other jazz players. This robot actually listens looks at the other players and attempts to add the social aspects of jazz. Very Cool.
This robot actually will “pull” its playing technique from multiple jazz idioms and influences and come up with new ways to integrate them together. No, the designer (Ryan Nicolitis? SP), doesn’t think that there will be an all robot jazz band any time soon…
This is a working product of the Georgia Tech. Center for Music Technology.
Georgia Tech PR for their Music Technology Track:
Toyota’s Robot Trumpet Player:
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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.