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Playing techniques are expressive elements in music performances that carry important information about music expressivity and interpretation. When displaying playing techniques in the time-frequency domain, we observe that each has a distinctive spectro-temporal pattern. Based on the patterns of regularity, we group commonly-used playing techniques into two families: pitch modulation-based techniques (PMTs) and pitch evolution-based techniques (PETs). The former are periodic modulations that elaborate on stable pitches, including vibrato, tremolo, trill, and flutter-tongue; while the latter contain monotonic pitch changes, such as acciaccatura, portamento, and glissando. In this thesis, we present a general framework based on the scattering transform for playing technique recognition. We propose two variants of the scattering transform, the adaptive scattering and ... toggle 7 keywords

music signal analysis music performance analysis scattering transform audio classification instrumental playing techniques performer identification chick calls


Wang, Changhong
Queen Mary University of London
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Feb. 2, 2022

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