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Using pitch features for the characterization of intermediate vocal productions

Using pitch features for the characterization of intermediate vocal productions

Feugère, Lionel ORCID: 0000-0003-0883-5224, Doval, Boris and Mifune, Marie-France (2015) Using pitch features for the characterization of intermediate vocal productions. In: 5th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (FMA). University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris. ISBN 979-10-95209-00-3

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Abstract

This paper presents some pitch features for the characterization of intermediate vocal productions from the CNRS - Muse ́e de l'Homme sound archives, in the context of the DIADEMS inter- disciplinary project gathering researchers from ethnomusicology and speech signal processing. Different categories — chanting, singing, recitation, storytelling, talking, lament — have been iden- tified and characterized by ethnomusicologists and are confronted by acoustic analysis. A database totalizing 79 utterances from 25 countries spread around the world is used. Among the tested fea- tures, the note duration distribution has proved to be a relevant measure. Categories are mostly characterized by the proportion of 100-ms notes and the duration of the longest note. An eval- uation of these features has been realized through a supervised classification using the different vocal categories. Classification results show that these two features allow a good discrimination between ''speech'', ''chanting'' and ''singing'', but are not suited for discriminating between the ''speech'' subcategories ''recitation'', ''storytelling'' and ''talking''.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 5th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (FMA)
Uncontrolled Keywords: pitch, vocal production, chanting, singing, lament, recitation, storytelling, talking
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23557

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