I don’t know how to do this

I don’t know how to do this. I worry that whatever I did say, would only make it worse. How do you help? Your students never stop being your students. You work with them days on end, through periods of intense frustration on either side, through times of amazing energy and excitement, to joy (graduation!) I’ve been teaching one way or another since about 2003. Some of my students have gotten married, had kids, got great jobs. Some spin their wheels, idly, not knowing how to move forward. Some have taken their own lives, or died in accidents.Some soldier on … Continue reading I don’t know how to do this

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Mancis the Poet; or, what you get when you feed Cape Breton fiddle tunes into a recurrent neural network

My experiments with Karpathy’s recurrent neural network (rnn) continue (see this, and this). Other folks have experimented with feeding music in ‘abc’ notation into the rnn, so I thought I’d give it a try too. I found a collection of Cape Breton … Continue reading Mancis the Poet; or, what you get when you feed Cape Breton fiddle tunes into a recurrent neural network