DEEPCHORUS: A Hybrid Model of Multi-scale Convolution and Self-attention for Chorus Detection [article]

Qiqi He, Xiaoheng Sun, Yi Yu, Wei Li
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Chorus detection is a challenging problem in musical signal processing as the chorus often repeats more than once in popular songs, usually with rich instruments and complex rhythm forms. Most of the existing works focus on the receptiveness of chorus sections based on some explicit features such as loudness and occurrence frequency. These pre-assumptions for chorus limit the generalization capacity of these methods, causing misdetection on other repeated sections such as verse. To solve the
more » ... blem, in this paper we propose an end-to-end chorus detection model DeepChorus, reducing the engineering effort and the need for prior knowledge. The proposed model includes two main structures: i) a Multi-Scale Network to derive preliminary representations of chorus segments, and ii) a Self-Attention Convolution Network to further process the features into probability curves representing chorus presence. To obtain the final results, we apply an adaptive threshold to binarize the original curve. The experimental results show that DeepChorus outperforms existing state-of-the-art methods in most cases.
arXiv:2202.06338v1 fatcat:es7hj2nnanhxlbvvjgdfb7gcku