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[30 Okt 2015 | Comments Off | 1,561 views]
“Why singing is interesting”

I’ve had the privilege to co-present a tutorial on “Why singing is interesting” with Simon Dixon and Masataka Goto this Monday (26th October, 2015) at the ISMIR 2015 conference. Check the slides here. I include our abstract below.…

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[29 Okt 2015 | Comments Off | 1,475 views]

We present a new dataset for singing analysis and modelling, and an exploratory analysis of pitch accuracy and pitch trajectories. Shortened versions of three pieces from The Sound of Music were selected: “Edelweiss”, “Do-ReMi” and “My Favourite Things”. 39 participants…

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[2 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | 3,851 views]
Computer-aided Melody Note Transcription Using the Tony Software: Accuracy and Efficiency

We present Tony, a software tool for the interactive annotation of melodies from monophonic audio recordings, and evaluate its usability and the accuracy of its note extraction method. The scientific

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[2 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | 2,257 views]

[Paper page at Royal Society Open Science] In modern societies, cultural change seems ceaseless. The flux of fashion is especially obvious for popular music. While much has been written about the origin and evolution of pop, most claims about its…

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[16 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 2,119 views]
Modelling the Decay of Piano Sounds

We investigate piano acoustics and compare the theoretical temporal decay of individual partials to recordings of real-world piano notes from the RWC Music Database. We first describe the theory behind double decay and beats, known phenomena caused by the interaction…

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[16 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 3,235 views]
MedleyDB: a Multitrack Dataset for Annotation-intensive MIR Research

We introduce MedleyDB: a dataset of annotated, royalty-free multitrack recordings. The dataset was primarily developed to support research on melody extraction, addressing important shortcomings of existing collections. For each song we provide melody f0 annotations as well as instrument…

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[11 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 1,526 views]
Anatomy of the UK Charts

I’ve finally found a new home for the series of 5 blog posts called the “Anatomy of the Charts”, which I wrote in 2011 during my stay as a Research Fellow at Last.fm. In 2011 I’d started thinking about the…

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[9 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 1,384 views]

Recently, we have witnessed an increasing use of the source-filter model in music analysis, which is achieved by integrating the source filter model into a non-negative matrix factorisation (NMF) framework or statistical

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[8 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 1,124 views]

We propose a novel set of chroma-based audio features inspired by pitch class set theory and show their utility for style analysis of classical music by using them to classify recordings into

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[1 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 1,255 views]

We propose string compressibility as a descriptor of temporal structure in audio, for the purpose of determining musical similarity. Our descriptors are based on computing track-wise compression rates of quantised audio features, using multiple temporal resolutions and quantisation granularities. To…