Pitch contour tracking in music using Harmonic Locked Loops

Rachel M. Bittner, Avery Wang, Juan P. Bello

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Abstract

We present a novel time-domain pitch contour tracking algorithm based on Harmonic Locked Loops, which differs from existing method in terms of its approach, resolution, timbre information and speed. In addition to estimating pitch contours, the proposed method computes the amplitude of each harmonic over time, expanding the potential set of features that can be used for higher level tasks such as melody extraction. The method is tested against ground truth melody pitch annotations from publicly available datasets, and we show that contour recall is improved compared with a state of the art approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages191-195
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041176
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2017 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Mar 5 2017Mar 9 2017

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2017
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period3/5/173/9/17

Keywords

  • contour
  • melody
  • music
  • pitch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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