Ok, after some trial and error, I think I figured this out. I told ChatGPT to write a 4-note beat directly into MusicXML code. Then I uploaded that code to NoteFlight to generate the score. You can have NoteFlight then play it or play it yourself. Success!
The instructions and output:
I copied the XML code (upper right link) into a txt document. I changed the extension of that txt document to .musicxml. Then went to NoteFlight and created a new score by uploading the .musicxml file.
Last month, I was talking about how the rapid expansion of public domain songs and films (and books, too, but I hadn’t got around to writing about that yet) represents a great opportunity to repurpose content for entertainment.
I was fooling around with ChatGPT tonight to rewrite some public domain songs, and make them something fresh and new, and it didn’t disappoint. This is so cool.
So here is “Lady Be Good” by the Gershwin brothers:
and here is how ChatGPT used it to write an entirely new song:
So that one was alright. But the next one is lights out. Here is “I’ll See You in my Dreams” by Gus Kahn & Isham Jones:
here is what ChatGPT wrote:
There will be a lot of entertainment content generated by artificial intelligence in this way. It’s just too easy to do and the results are clearly quality results.
I urge you to check out the free trial of ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence chatbot. I’m still toying with it and wrapping my mind around things to do with it (pricing). However, people out there are already naming companies with it, creating apps, writing business plans, studying competitors and creating investor pitches.