Automatic Transcription of Flamenco Singing from Monophonic and Polyphonic Music Recordings

TitleAutomatic Transcription of Flamenco Singing from Monophonic and Polyphonic Music Recordings
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
Conference NameIII Interdisciplinary Conference on Flamenco Research (INFLA) and II International Workshop of Folk Music Analysis (FMA)
AuthorsGómez, E., Bonada, J., & Salamon J.
Conference Start Date19/04/2012
Conference LocationSeville, Spain
AbstractWe propose a method for the automatic transcription of flamenco singing from monophonic and polyphonic music recordings. Our transcription system is based on estimating the fundamental frequency (f0) of the singing voice, and follows an iterative strategy for note segmentation and labelling. The generated transcriptions are used in the context of melodic similarity, style classification and pattern detection. In our study, we discuss the difficulties found in transcribing flamenco singing and in evaluating the obtained transcriptions, we analyze the influence of the different steps of the algorithm, and we state the main limitations of our approach and discuss the challenges for future studies.
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