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Identifying violin performers by their expressive trends

Title Identifying violin performers by their expressive trends
Publication Type Journal Article
Year of Publication 2010
Authors Molina-Solana, M. , Arcos J. L. , & Gómez E.
Journal Title Intelligent Data Analysis
Volume 14
Issue 5
Pages 555-571
Journal Date 09/2010
ISSN 1088-467X / 1571-4128
Abstract Understanding the way performers use expressive resources of a given instrument to communicate with the audience is a challenging problem in the sound and music computing field. Working directly with commercial recordings is a good opportunity for tackling this implicit knowledge and studying well-known performers. The huge amount of information to be analyzed suggests the use of automatic techniques, which have to deal with imprecise analysis and manage the information in a broader perspective. This work presents a new approach, Trend-based modeling, for identifying professional performers in commercial recordings. Concretely, starting from automatically extracted descriptors provided by state-of-the-art tools, our approach performs a qualitative analysis of the detected trends for a given set of melodic patterns. The feasibility of our approach is shown for a dataset of monophonic violin recordings from 23 well-known performers.
preprint/postprint document
Final publication 10.3233/IDA-2010-0439