Automatic Music Genre Classification Using Bass Lines

@article{Simsekli2010AutomaticMG,
  title={Automatic Music Genre Classification Using Bass Lines},
  author={Umut Simsekli},
  journal={2010 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition},
  year={2010},
  pages={4137-4140}
}
A bass line is an instrumental melody that encapsulates both rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic features and arguably contains sufficient information for accurate genre classification. In this paper a bass line based automatic music genre classification system is described. "Melodic Interval Histograms" are used as features and k-nearest neighbor classifiers are utilized and compared with SVMs on a small size standard MIDI database. Apart from standard distance metrics for k-nearest neighbor… CONTINUE READING

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