Polyphonic music transcription using note onset and offset detection

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Polyphonic music transcription using note onset and offset detection
In this paper, an approach for polyphonic music transcription based on joint multiple-F0 estimation and note onset/offset detection is proposed. For preprocessing, the resonator time-frequency image of the input music signal is extracted and noise suppression is performed. A pitch salience function is extracted for each frame along with tuning and inharmonicity parameters. For onset detection, late fusion is employed by combining a novel spectral flux-based feature which incorporates pitch tuning information and a novel salience function-based descriptor. For each segment defined by two onsets, an overlapping partial treatment procedure is used and a pitch set score function is proposed. A note offset detection procedure is also proposed using HMMs trained on MIDI data. The system was trained on piano chords and tested on classic and jazz recordings from the RWC database. Improved transcription results are reported compared to state-of-the-art approaches.
Emmanouil Benetos, Simon Dixon
Added 20 Aug 2011
Updated 20 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Authors Emmanouil Benetos, Simon Dixon
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