Enhancing chord classification through neighbourhood histograms

Johannes Reinhard, Sebastian Stober, Andreas Nurnberger
2008 2008 International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing  
The chord progression of a song is an important high-level feature which enables indexing as well as deeper analysis of musical recordings. Different approaches to chord recognition have been suggested in the past. Though their performance increased, still significant error rates seem to be unavoidable. One way to improve accuracy is to try to correct possible misclassifications. In this paper, we propose a postprocessing method based on considerations of musical harmony, assuming that the pool
more » ... uming that the pool of chords used in a song is limited and that strong oscillations of chords are uncommon. We show that exploiting (uncertain) knowledge about the chorddistribution in a chord's neighbourhood can significantly improve chord detection accuracy by evaluating our proposed post-processing method for three baseline classifiers on two early Beatles albums.
doi:10.1109/cbmi.2008.4564924 dblp:conf/cbmi/ReinhardSN08 fatcat:tgdvgjmhjbcb3bkipfpx4xv2gm