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A compact pitch and time representation for melodic contours in Indian art music

Ranjani, HG and Srinivasamurthy, Ajay and Paramashivan, Deepak and Sreenivas, Thippur V (2019) A compact pitch and time representation for melodic contours in Indian art music. In: JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 145 (1). pp. 597-603.

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Predominant melody offers a complete representation of melodic contours of heterophonic Indian Art Music (IAM). A compact representation of melodic contours while preserving raga characteristics is proposed. Such representations have applications in music transcription, analysis, and synthesis. Contours are quantized on a pitch-time grid after normalizing critical points with tonic and rhythmic pulse period estimates. Non-uniform quantization intervals are selected from pitch and time scales prevalent in IAM, while accommodating pitch and inter-note-interval variations on pitch-time grid. An evaluation of quantized-reconstructed contours through listening tests by trained musicians shows raga preserving capabilities of the proposed approach in spite of alterations in contour shapes. (C) 2019 Acoustical Society of America.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to ACOUSTICAL SOC AMER AMER INST PHYSICS
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2019 04:51
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2019 04:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/61775

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