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Impro-Visor (short for “Improvisation Advisor”) is a music notation program designed to help jazz...

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Impro-Visor (short for “Improvisation Advisor”) is a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos similar to ones that might be improvised. The objective is to improve understanding of solo construction and tune chord changes. There are other, secondary, things it can do, such as improvise on its own. It has also been used for transcription. Because rhythm-section (e.g. piano, bass, drums) accompaniment is automatically generated from chords, Impro-Visor can be used as a play-along device. Now having a wider array of accompaniment styles, its use is not limited to jazz.

Chord symbols are used to generate backing tracks automatically. Improvisation advice exists in the form of note coloration, database of licks, and automatic lick generation from grammars. Grammars can be learned automatically from transcriptions. Styles can be edited and created by the user. Other features include generation of roadmaps for understanding keys and idiomatic chord progressions, chord voicing keyboard, MIDI and MusicXML export. See for general information, including tutorials. Support and additional resources are through the user group More Info »


• Impro-Visor = Improvisation Advisor, focused on leadsheets with monophonic melody
• Music notation using point-and-click, with visual harmonic hints and advice
• Uniform interface on all major platforms (Windows, MacOSX, Linux)
• Huge store of musical knowledge about chords, scales, licks, etc.
• Music saved as text files, can be entered as text if desired
• Auto-generated accompaniment from chord progressions
• Roadmap generator (showing keys and chord bricks)
• Automatic grammatical inference for melodic styles
• Automatic lick generation from grammars
• User-specifiable accompaniment styles
• MusicXML import thru MuseScore
• MusicXML and MIDI exports
• Easy, fast chord entry
• Style editor More Info »


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Impro-Visor was added by Vikash in Mar 2012 and the lastest update was made in Feb 2016. There is a history of activites on Impro-Visor in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Impro-Visor or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.
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