This page provides the materials for a short course on Music Content Analysis. This course was first presented at the Music Technology Group of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona from March 18-21, 2003.
Much of this material is adapted from my course at Columbia on Speech and Audio Processing and Recognition, but with the addition of many music-specific examples.
The course is presented in three, 3-hour sessions. Here are the slide packs for each session (in PDF format).
A condensed version of this material was presented as a single 75 minute lecture as part of the Johns Hopkins CLSP Workshop 2003. The slides are here: Pattern Recognition Applied to Music Signals. These slides serve as an introduction for the self-paced practical below.
The course includes illustrations mainly based in Matlab. Below are some Matlab diaries and other resources related to the material:
For the July 2003 session at Johns Hopkins CLSP, I structured this material into a 3-hour self-paced Matlab practical in which you go through building and evaluating singing detection systems using GMMs and Neural Nets:
This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS-0238301. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).