there is something different (Score: 3, Insightful) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2014-03-20 22:42 (#QJ) about live performances and recorded performances even by the same musicians. While I think it is really cool that we can automate music making, I still believe for now that there will always be something vital and imperfect about natural and live music-making.Part of it is that while there is a standard vocabulary for associating particular musical patterns with emotions, we are also always playing with these patterns to shift our associations. So I'm wondering if the algorithmic approach will be able to have this kind of exploration and growth element added and, if so, how? Re: there is something different (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2014-03-24 19:20 (#SJ) I couldn't agree with you more. I love a lot of the computer generated music from a technological perspective, but there is no substitute to a man with a guitar who can read the emotion of the audience and change they way he plays to keep them all hyped up.