Pattern Analysis for Musical Melodies
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
A technique is described whereby musical melody patterns are analyzed utilizing spectrograms and three-dimensional power spectrum represent- ations, similar to those used in speech analysis. The analysis focuses on the mathematical characterization of melody patterns using moving data windows and interactive graphic computer programming systems with a wide variety of controlling parameters. Sound is not used as input. The concept is not confined to melodic sequence analysis, but can be expanded utilizing characterized periodicities in a data set.