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Pattern Analysis for Musical Melodies

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040606D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Pickover, CA [+details]

Abstract

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.