Harmonics Based Representation in Clarinet Tone Quality Evaluation [article]

Yixin Wang, Xiaohong Guan, Youtian Du, Nan Nan
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Music tone quality evaluation is generally performed by experts. It could be subjective and short of consistency and fairness as well as time-consuming. In this paper we present a new method for identifying the clarinet reed quality by evaluating tone quality based on the harmonic structure and energy distribution. We first decouple the quality of reed and clarinet pipe based on the acoustic harmonics, and discover that the reed quality is strongly relevant to the even parts of the harmonics.
more » ... en we construct a features set consisting of the even harmonic envelope and the energy distribution of harmonics in spectrum. The annotated clarinet audio data are recorded from 3 levels of performers and the tone quality is classified by machine learning. The results show that our new method for identifying low and medium high tones significantly outperforms previous methods.
arXiv:2003.00414v1 fatcat:vjszfja6cndjxb2sojrdbi7npm