Characterization of Intonation in Karṇāṭaka Music by Parametrizing Context-based Svara Distributions

TitleCharacterization of Intonation in Karṇāṭaka Music by Parametrizing Context-based Svara Distributions
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
Conference Name2nd CompMusic Workshop
AuthorsKoduri, G. K., Serrà J., & Serra X.
Conference Start Date12/07/2012
Conference LocationIstanbul, Turkey
ISBN Number978-84-695-4958-2
AbstractIntonation is a fundamental music concept that has a special relevance in Indian art music. It is characteristic of the rāga and intrinsic to the musical expression of the performer. Describing intonation is of importance to several information retrieval tasks like the development of rāga and artist similarity measures. In our previous work, we proposed a compact representation of intonation based on the parametrization of the pitch histogram of a performance and demonstrated the usefulness of this representation through an explorative rāga recognition task in which we classified 42 vocal performances belonging to 3 rāgas using parameters of a single svara. In this paper, we extend this representation to employ context-based svara distributions, which are obtained with a different approach to find the pitches belonging to each svara. We quantitatively compare this method to our previous one, discuss the advantages, and the necessary melodic analysis to be carried out in future.
preprint/postprint documenthttp://hdl.handle.net/10230/20369
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