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Organising or browsing music collections in a musically meaningful way calls for tagging the data in terms of e.g. rhythmic, melodic or harmonic aspects, among others. In some cases, such metadata can be extracted automatically from musical files; in others, a trained listener must extract it by hand. In this article, we consider a specific set of rhythmic… (More)
A central problem in music information retrieval is finding suitable representations which enable efficient and accurate computation of musical similarity and identity. Low level audio features are ideal for calculating identity, but are of limited use for similarity measures, as many aspects of music can only be captured by considering high level features.… (More)
This paper describes a tempo induction and beat tracking system based on the efficient strategy (initially introduced in the BeatRoot system [Dixon S., " Automatic extraction of tempo and beat from expressive performances. " competing agents processing musical input sequentially and considering parallel hypotheses regarding tempo and beats. In this paper,… (More)
We report on the tempo induction contest organized during the International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR 2004) held at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, in October 2004. The goal of this contest was to evaluate some state-of-the-art algorithms in the task of inducing the basic tempo (as a scalar, in beats per minute) from… (More)
We report on a method of automatic extraction of a metrical attribute from percussive music audio signals: the smallest rhythmic pulse, called the ìtickî. The relevance of use of this feature in the framework of subsequent analyses is discussed and evaluated.
Recent research has studied the relevance of various features for automatic genre classification, showing the particular importance of tempo in dance music classification. We complement this work by considering a domain-specific learning methodology, where the computed tempo is used to select an expert classifier which has been spe-cialised on its own tempo… (More)
Groove is often described as the experience of music that makes people tap their feet and want to dance. A high degree of consistency in ratings of groove across listeners indicates that physical properties of the sound signal contribute to groove (Madison, 2006). Here, correlations were assessed between listeners' ratings and a number of quantitative… (More)
In order to better understand the musical properties which elicit an increased sensation of wanting to move when listening to music-groove-we investigate the effect of adding syncopation to simple piano melodies, under the hypothesis that syncopation is correlated to groove. Across two experiments we examine listeners' experience of groove to synthesized… (More)
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