Performance Style Classification

Getting a computer music system to listen to a performance and determine aspects of style, such as:
See also Music Understanding

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Dannenberg, Thom, and Watson, ``A Machine Learning Approach to Musical Style Recognition" in 1997 International Computer Music Conference, International Computer Music Association (September 1997), pp. 344-347.

ABSTRACT: Much of the work on perception and understanding of music by computers has focused on low-level perceptual features such as pitch and tempo. Our work demonstrates that machine learning can be used to build effective style classifiers for interactive performance systems. We also present an analysis explaining why these techniques work so well when hand-coded approaches have consistently failed. We also describe a reliable real-time performance style classifier.

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