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Perspectives on Music, Sound and MusicologyA Review of Musical Rhythm Representation and (Dis)similarity in Symbolic and Audio Domains

Perspectives on Music, Sound and Musicology: A Review of Musical Rhythm Representation and... [In this paper, we review computational methods for the representation and similarity computation of musical rhythms in both symbolic and sub-symbolic (e.g., audio) domains. Both tasks are fundamental to multiple application scenarios from indexing, browsing, and retrieving music, namely navigating musical archives at scale. Stemming from the literature review, we identified three main rhythmic representations: string (sequence of alpha-numeric symbols to denote the temporal organization of events), geometric (spatio-temporal pictorial representation of events), and feature lists (transformation of audio into a temporal series of features or descriptors), and twofold categories of feature- and transformation-based distance metrics for similarity computation. Furthermore, we address the gap between explicit (symbolic) and implicit (musical audio) rhythmic representations stressing that a greater interaction across modalities would promote a holistic view of the temporal music phenomena. We conclude the article by unveiling avenues for future work on (1) hierarchical, (2) multi-attribute and (3) rhythmic layering models grounded in methodologies across disciplines, such as perception, cognition, mathematics, signal processing, and music.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Perspectives on Music, Sound and MusicologyA Review of Musical Rhythm Representation and (Dis)similarity in Symbolic and Audio Domains

Part of the Current Research in Systematic Musicology Book Series (volume 10)
Editors: Correia Castilho, Luísa; Dias, Rui; Pinho, José Francisco

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
ISBN
978-3-030-78450-8
Pages
189 –208
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-78451-5_10
Publisher site
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Abstract

[In this paper, we review computational methods for the representation and similarity computation of musical rhythms in both symbolic and sub-symbolic (e.g., audio) domains. Both tasks are fundamental to multiple application scenarios from indexing, browsing, and retrieving music, namely navigating musical archives at scale. Stemming from the literature review, we identified three main rhythmic representations: string (sequence of alpha-numeric symbols to denote the temporal organization of events), geometric (spatio-temporal pictorial representation of events), and feature lists (transformation of audio into a temporal series of features or descriptors), and twofold categories of feature- and transformation-based distance metrics for similarity computation. Furthermore, we address the gap between explicit (symbolic) and implicit (musical audio) rhythmic representations stressing that a greater interaction across modalities would promote a holistic view of the temporal music phenomena. We conclude the article by unveiling avenues for future work on (1) hierarchical, (2) multi-attribute and (3) rhythmic layering models grounded in methodologies across disciplines, such as perception, cognition, mathematics, signal processing, and music.]

Published: Sep 30, 2021

Keywords: Rhythm; Representation; Similarity; Dissimilarity; Symbolic; Sub-symbolic

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