Parag Chordia

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We present an audio chord recognition system based on a generalization of the Hidden Markov Model (HMM) in which the duration of chords is explicitly considered a type of HMM referred to as a hidden semi-Markov model, or duration-explicit HMM (DHMM). We find that such a system recognizes chords at a level consistent with the state-of-the-art systems –(More)
Much of our enjoyment of music comes from its balance of predictability and surprise. Musical pitch fluctuations follow a 1/f power law that precisely achieves this balance. Musical rhythms, especially those of Western classical music, are considered highly regular and predictable, and this predictability has been hypothesized to underlie rhythm's(More)
Music is a cultural universal and a rich part of the human experience. However, little is known about common brain systems that support the processing and integration of extended, naturalistic 'real-world' music stimuli. We examined this question by presenting extended excerpts of symphonic music, and two pseudomusical stimuli in which the temporal and(More)
In this paper, we present a set of simple and efficient regularized logistic regression algorithms to predict tags of music. We first vector-quantize the delta MFCC features using k-means and construct “bag-of-words” representation for each song. We then learn the parameters of these logistic regression algorithms from the “bag-of-words” vectors and ground(More)
A system that segments and labels tabla strokes from real performances is described. Performance is evaluated on a large database taken from three performers under different recording conditions, containing a total of 16,834 strokes. The current work extends previous work by Gillet and Richard (2003) on categorizing tabla strokes, by using a larger, more(More)
We describe Tabla Gyan, a system capable of improvising tabla solo music, a sophisticated percussion tradition from North India. The system is based on a generative model of the qaida, a central form in tabla solo based on thematic variation. The system uses a recombinative process of variation generation, and filters the results according to rhythmic and(More)