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MMA is described as '“MMA—Musical MIDI Accompaniment” is an accompaniment generator. It creates MIDI tracks for a soloist to perform over from a user supplied file containing chords and MMA directives' and is a music production app in the audio & music category. There are eight alternatives to MMA for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Impro-Visor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MMA are Band-in-a-Box, ChordPulse, JJazzLab and Ludwig.

This page was last updated Jul 2, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
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“MMA—Musical MIDI Accompaniment” is an accompaniment generator. It creates MIDI tracks for a soloist to perform over from a...

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    Impro-Visor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    In this window you can create or edit a new chorus.
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    Band-in-a-Box

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Band-in-a-Box is an intelligent automatic accompaniment program. You can hear and play along to many song ideas and go from "nothing" to "something" in a very short period of time with Band-in-a-Box as your "on demand" backup band.

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    ChordPulse

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    ChordPulse is a handy backing band software for music practice, inspiration, improvisation, and pure fun with music. Play and sing along with ChordPulse. Use it as a full accompaniment, a drum machine with bass, a metronome with chords, and more.

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    JJazzLab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    JJazzLab is a free Midi-based application which automatically generates backing tracks (a musical accompaniment) for any song. It’s a jam buddy to have fun improvising, learn new stuff or just practice your instrument. It’s also a great tool for teachers.

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    Ludwig

    • Windows

    The music software Ludwig automatically arranges your songs with a few clicks. Accompanying parts fit the melody well. Automatic Chords. Pop, Rock, Jazz, Country, Classic.

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    LeMMA

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    LeMMA is a simple GUI “front-end” written in Python for MMA (Musical MIDI Accompaniment – also written in Python). Just enter the chords, select the grooves and press “Play”.

    Discontinued

    The project looks abandoned. Last version, 0.9 alpha, released in August 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Busker

    • Windows

    Busker is a complete set of tools to create musical arrangements from sheet music (chords + melody staff). It uses Yamaha compatible styles (thousands can be downloaded for free) for auto-accompaniment.

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    Microsoft Songsmith

    • Windows

    Songsmith generates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice. Just choose a musical style, sing into your PC’s microphone, and Songsmith will create backing music for you.

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