Quantitative evaluation of violin solo performance

Yiju Lin, Wei Chen Chang, Wen-Yu Su

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Abstract

Evaluation of performances of musical instruments is usually subjective. It may be easier for keyboard instruments. For bowed-string instruments such as a violin, delicate articulations are required in its performance such that there exhibit much complexities in its sound, making the evaluation more difficult. In this paper, a note separation algorithm based on spectral domain factorization is used to extract the notes from recordings of violin solo performances. Each note can then be quantitatively evaluated based on a set of metrics that is designed to provide various aspects of violin performances including pitch accuracy, bowing steadiness, vibrato depth/rate, bowing intensity, tempo, and timbre characteristics and so on. The tools should be useful in musical instrument performance education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Event2013 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA 2013 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Duration: 2013 Oct 292013 Nov 1

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Name2013 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA 2013

Other

Other2013 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA 2013
CountryTaiwan
CityKaohsiung
Period13-10-2913-11-01

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing

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Lin, Y., Chang, W. C., & Su, W-Y. (2013). Quantitative evaluation of violin solo performance. In 2013 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA 2013 [6694296] (2013 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/APSIPA.2013.6694296