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Jazz Bass Transcription Using a U-Net Architecture

Jakob Abeßer, Meinard Müller
2021 Electronics  
In this paper, we adapt a recently proposed U-net deep neural network architecture from melody to bass transcription.  ...  Using a training set that covers various music genres and a validation set that includes jazz ensemble recordings, we obtain the best transcription performance for a downscaled version of the reference  ...  In addition, our gratitude goes to Thomas Bugert for his transcription work on the Weimar Jazz Dataset bass lines and the Jazzomat Research Project for publishing the WJD dataset.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10060670 fatcat:bc7gnkj2d5brjhdo7fyhbp4xkm

Improving Bass Saliency Estimation using Transfer Learning and Label Propagation

Jakob Abeßer, Stefan Balke, Meinard Müller
2018 Zenodo  
In this paper, we consider two methods to improve an algorithm for bass saliency estimation in jazz ensemble recordings which are based on deep neural networks.  ...  Second, we study in several transfer learning experiments, whether isolated note recordings can be beneficial for pre-training a model which is later fine-tuned on ensemble recordings.  ...  of the commonly played walking bass lines in jazz music.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1492410 fatcat:36n5q57iuvcrfhd5yyafsu4mmi

Transcribing Lead Sheet-Like Chord Progressions of Jazz Recordings

Gabriel Durán, Patricio de la Cuadra
2020 Computer Music Journal  
This automatic chord transcription system is trained and tested on jazz recordings only, and achieves better performance than other systems trained on larger databases that are not jazz specific.  ...  Jazz is strongly based on improvisation, however, and the way harmony is interpreted is different from many other genres, causing state-of-the-art chord transcription systems to achieve poor performance  ...  Deep-learning methods have been used for the feature-extraction step, for sequence analysis, and more recently for both at the same time.  ... 
doi:10.1162/comj_a_00579 fatcat:xfua2xnz55bt5cuv6fgxgdnnrm

Automatic Harmony Analysis Of Jazz Audio Recordings

Vsevolod Eremenko, Xavier Serra, Baris Bozkurt
2018 Zenodo  
We build a dataset of time-aligned jazz harmony transcriptions, develop an evaluation metrics which accounts for jazz specificity in assessing the quality of automatic chord transcription.  ...  This thesis aims to develop a style specific approach to Automatic Chord Estimation and computer-aided harmony analysis for jazz audio recordings.  ...  "Walking Shoes").  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1467949 fatcat:pwy5xag4nzc4parkjbfbm33bta

A Joyful Ode to Automatic Orchestration

François Pachet
2016 ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology  
Such a reductionist approach has been extremely successful and some of these tasks have been solved once and for all.  ...  We also thank Giordano Cabral and Geber Ramalho for their active participation in the Brazyle project.  ...  We had been working on jazz modeling for a long time, and we wanted in particular to imitate the style of the band Take 6, for which we happened to have a set of 10 complete transcriptions. (4) Lounge.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2897738 fatcat:z4o57gypzfcafgbjzt6mvsstxe

Score and Lyrics-Free Singing Voice Generation [article]

Jen-Yu Liu and Yu-Hua Chen and Yin-Cheng Yeh and Yi-Hsuan Yang
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Generative models for singing voice have been mostly concerned with the task of "singing voice synthesis," i.e., to produce singing voice waveforms given musical scores and text lyrics.  ...  In a source separation task, a model learns to decompose, or unmix, different sources (e.g., vocal, piano, bass, drum) from a mixture signal.  ...  For Sinsy, we use the publicly available repository 4 to query the Sinsy API; 5 we use the HMM version (Oura et al. 2010 ) instead of the deep learning version as the latter cannot generate male voices  ... 
arXiv:1912.11747v2 fatcat:xoheezk7cjf4jenabtuqkl5xla

Geri Allen and the "Whole Feeling of the Connection"

Ellie M. Hisama
2020 Jazz & Culture  
many scholarly and popular accounts of jazz. 4 Allen's  ...  After a dazzling performance she gave in the 1990s at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, I waited in vain with one of her high school classmates after the concert, hoping to  ...  Acknowledgments I'm very grateful to Yoko Suzuki for imagining and organizing the conference panel that led to the writing of this piece, and to Courtney Bryan for collaborating on our presentation on  ... 
doi:10.5406/jazzculture.3.2.0066 fatcat:vzmji4tlifbepk3kxfwfrvi3va

16th Sound and Music Computing Conference SMC 2019 (28–31 May 2019, Malaga, Spain)

Lorenzo J. Tardón, Isabel Barbancho, Ana M. Barbancho, Alberto Peinado, Stefania Serafin, Federico Avanzini
2019 Applied Sciences  
The SMC 2019 TOPICS OF INTEREST included a wide selection of topics related to acoustics, psychoacoustics, music, technology for music, audio analysis, musicology, sonification, music games, machine learning  ...  Real-Time Modeling of Audio Distortion Circuits with Deep Learning Eero-Pekka Damskägg, Lauri Juvela, and Vesa Välimäki This paper studies deep neural networks for the modeling of audio distortion circuits  ...  to jazz improvisation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app9122492 fatcat:tcacoupffjewnpjhpw4oy7x6h4

John Coltrane and the integration of Indian concepts in jazz improvisation

Carl John Clements
2009 Jazz Research Journal  
He 'listened to Coltrane a lot for many years' and dedicated his album Amit Heri Group-Elephant Walk to John Coltrane.  ...  In a 1977 interview, Garbarek states that Coltrane was his main inspiration for learning to play the saxophone (Lake 1977: 1) .  ... 
doi:10.1558/jazz.v2i2.155 fatcat:r7cl7ntfxvhx7d3ftsnohtsary

Introduction to Music Appreciation

1962 Music Educators Journal  
Learn more about developments of the Industrial Revolution through this YouTube video (transcript available).  ...  For an introduction to jazz before reading the chapter, visit Smithsonian Jazz.  ...  That's just the pentatonic scale for some reason." Panel participant: "If you are looking for a job in neuroscience…." Audience laughter.  ... 
doi:10.2307/3389665 fatcat:twjepwaktnfenlsdzzp7jll274

Gunther Schuller and the Challenge of Sonny Rollins:

Benjamin Givan
2014 Journal of the American Musicological Society  
For another transcription of this performance, see Baker, Jazz Style of Sonny Rollins, 28-29. Baker identifies cell A as a principal "melodic motive"; ibid., 30.78.  ...  At measure 257, Watkins, realizing that Rollins and the others are not about to end the performance after all, starts a new chorus by resuming a walking bass line in quarter notes.  ...  to fault it for neglecting cultural context.  ... 
doi:10.1525/jams.2014.67.1.167 fatcat:h2ugmmgyvjbi3nrfyrx73el7ey

The Coming of "Deep River"

Wayne D. Shirley
1997 American Music  
But it is the B section, with its "Walk into Heaven ...," learned from The Book of American Negro Spirituals,93 which establishes this "Deep River" as entirely Odetta's: suddenly we can no longer hear  ...  used as the basis for jazz improvisation.  ... 
doi:10.2307/3052384 fatcat:cy7zqh7izrg2peiljyc7ngenoq

Evaluating an Analysis-by-Synthesis Model for Jazz Improvisation

Klaus Frieler, Wolf-Georg Zaddach
2022 Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval  
First, we present a generative model for (monophonic) jazz improvisation whose main purpose is testing hypotheses on creative processes during jazz improvisation.  ...  Second, as there are several issues with Turing-like evaluation processes for generative models of jazz improvisation, we decided to conduct an exploratory online study to gain further insight while testing  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We like to thank all participants in the evaluation experiment, Simon Dixon for proof-reading the manuscript, and three anomymous reviewers for their helpful comments.  ... 
doi:10.5334/tismir.87 fatcat:mzbvcsfszvbprjyglrzyw4kxxq

Music without Borders in the New Germany: Giora Feidman and the Klezmer-influenced New Old Europe Sound

Joel E. Rubin
2015 Ethnomusicology Forum  
insightful comments. 21 Upon reading my translated transcription of our initial interview, Eisel expanded his thoughts in an email. 22 At a visit to the bookstore of the Jewish Museum in Hohenems, Austria  ...  those by Orlowsky and his trio. 23 In Weimar, great emphasis is placed on klezmer as a tradition and a style stemming from a specific Yiddishspeaking East European Jewish culture that can be studied, learned  ...  Similarly, his choice of a primarily plucked bass iconic of jazz could be seen as an attempt to domesticate jazz for classical-and, by extension-klezmer audiences.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17411912.2015.1048479 fatcat:m32hqrngj5by3m2oxh5i76iwde

Koo Nimo: a contemporary Ghanaian musician

Andrew L. Kaye
1999 African Music Journal of the International Library of African Music  
Caterpillar walking for one guitar. Upper staff: forefinger; lower staff: thumb.  ...  "This was my real academy", Koo Nimo has said of Kejetia, "I listened to every musician at that time." 9 One of the first guitar patterns he learned was called "caterpillar walking", which is actually  ... 
doi:10.21504/amj.v7i4.2003 fatcat:f24oopvieze35apowfup5uwpru
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